A notorious kidnapper and armed robbery gang leader, Henry Chibueze “Vampire” whose gang members helped to escape from a court in Owerri, Imo State has been killed in a gun battle with the police.
The police in a statement by its spokesman, Jimoh Moshood, said, “the most dreaded, vicious and deadly Kidnap for ransom kingpin and notorious armed robber, Henry Chibueze (a.k.a Vampire) who was rescued from Prison Warders in court in Owerri on 27/1/2017 was killed in gun battle with the Police.”
According to him, Chibueze was killed by Police Special Forces led by the IGP Intelligence Response Team IRT at about 1am early this morning in Omu Awa Forest, Ikwere Local Government Area of Rivers State.
He added that five members of the gang, Obinna Ela, Arinze Abecheta, Chukwu Ebuka Ikeazota, Samuel Ugochukwu and Clifford Aheana, were arrested alive with lots of arms and ammunition recovered from them.
According to Moshood, the notorious gang was responsible for many kidnaps and armed robbery attacks across Imo, Abia, Rivers, Delta and other South-South and South-East states. He added that they will be paraded and charged to court after investigation is complete.