The Imo state police command have arrested and paraded a notorious kidnapper identified as Henry Chibueze aka “Vampire”. Vampire was arrested after a failed attempt by him and his gang members to kidnap judges of the Imo state tribunal who were lodged at Disney Hotels, along Onitsha Owerri Road recently.
According to reports, security operatives in the state who acted on a tip off, swooped on the gang members as they attempted to kidnap the judges. Vampire and his members fled the hotel with gunshot wounds. He was later arrested at his elder brother’s house where he had gone to treat himself.
When interrogated, Vampire confessed that he operates in many parts of Nigeria, Cotonou (Republic of Benin) and Abijan (Ivory coast), where his family lives. He also confessed to killing some of his victims who were “stubborn” after he kidnapped them.
According to him, his wife, who hails from Cameroon assumes he is a clothes dealer. Items recovered from him included large sum of Ivorian currency, some AK 47 rifles and pistols. Those arrested along with Vampire includes Hakeem Bello from Kwara state, Alexander Ohigide his “native doctor” and a man who claims to be his treasurer. Also arrested was Vampire’s elder brother and wife.