One month after his escape from the Imo State High Court in Owerri, a kidnap ringleader, Henry Chibueze, aka Vampire, has been killed by the police.
A gang member said to be Vampire’s second-in-command, 26-year-old Obinna Elah, who hails from the Orlu Local Government Area of the state, was however, arrested in a joint operation carried out by operatives of the Inspector-General of Police Intelligence Response Team and the state police command.
Four other members of the gang – Arinze Abecheta 24, a native of Ohafia in the Isiala Mbano LGA; Chukwu Ebuka Ikeazota 23, an indigene of Ohohia in the Isiala Mbano LGA; Clifford Aheana, from Omu Awa village, Rivers State; and 24-year-old Samuel Ugochukwu from Ezisno village, in the Arochukwu LGA of Abia State – were also arrested.
A cache of arms and ammunition were reportedly recovered from the suspects.
Some gunmen had on January 27, 2017, invaded the court where Vampire was facing trial and freed him and other inmates, injuring many persons in the process. Read more