Kidnap kingpin ‘Vampire’ killed over 200 people – Police

Vampire Henry Chibueze [Photo Credit: NAN]

The Nigerian police have provided more information on the activities of the late kidnap and armed robbery kingpin, Henry Chibueze, otherwise known as “Vampire”.

Mr. Chibueze was reportedly killed around 1 a.m on Thursday in Omu Awa forest in Ikwere Local Government Area, Rivers State, during a gun battle with the police.

He was the leader of a gang that was responsible for many kidnaps and armed robbery attacks in Imo, Rivers, Delta and other states in the south-south and the south-east zones of the country.

The police while parading in Owerri, Imo State, five other members of the gang caught alive during the operation by the IGP Intelligence Response Team, IRT, said the late “Vampire” killed over 200 people through his criminal activities.

The parade of the suspects was done by the Force spokesperson, Jimoh Moshood, who flew into the state from Abuja.

Among the people said to have been brutally killed the late “Vampire” was his own girlfriend, Sandra Ijedinma, whom he had accused of stealing his N45 million which was his share from a N110 million ransom collected from a family of one of their kidnap victims in Omoku, Rivers State.

The police said “Vampire” killed eight members of Ms. Ijedinma’s family, among them six children, in Lagos.

The police said the late crime kingpin had also confessed to the killing of a member of the Imo State House of Assembly at Orji in 2015, as well as the kidnap and the eventual murder of a traditional ruler’s wife from Mbaise that same year. The woman corpse has not still be found till date, the police said.

He was also said to have killed three members, including a woman, from a particular family in Nkwere in 2012 after collecting ransom from the family.

“Henry Chibueze aka ‘Vampire’ (deceased) was a cultist who later turned a vicious and dangerous kidnapper and armed robber, and was declared wanted since 2013,” Mr. Moshood said during the parade of the suspects.

He and his gang members were about to be arraigned when they escaped from the premises of the Owerri High Court on January 27, 2017, assisted by his gang members.

The five suspected members of the gang paraded by the police are Obinna Ela, 26, a native Of Orlu, Imo State; Arinze Abecheta, 24, a native Okohia, Isiala Mbano, Imo; and Chukwu Ebuka, 23, Ohohia, Isiala Mbano, Imo State.

Others are Samuel Ugochukwu, 24, Arochukwu Local Government Area, Abia State, and Clifford Aheana, from Omu Awa, Ikwerre Local Government Area, Rivers State.

The police said that five AK 47 rifles and three hundred rounds of AK 47 ammunition were recovered from the operation.

The police said they also recovered charm from the body of the deceased leader of the gang.

The police said the suspects will be charged to court after investigation.


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  • marcos avelino

    His name is Henry Chibueze an IBO man and a Kristian ! Let the fulani muslim haters comment now

    • Chym

      Shut up barbaric Fulani

      • Patriot01

        shh, dont descend to his level, their kind are paid to whip up religious sentiments even if we r successful in ridding miscreants from our society for the sake of our children.

        • Chym


    • Ibu Anyi Danda

      Terror entrepreneur, this is only business the Fulani are good at. All Hail Biafra.

    • Epsilon_Delta

      Quota system product using quota internet to write trash!

  • Chym

    No need taking them to court again cos they will likely escape like they did last time. They should be hanged cos we are sanitizing Biafra land from these criminals.

  • Chym

    Police should show us his picture as he was killed cos police can b funny sometimes, you know what I mean….? Anyway if truly he is killed, kudos to police.

    • Black Pope

      Check nairaland for the pictures

      • Chym


  • dax2016

    See small small boys, aged, 23,24,25,26 na wa o

    • Arabakpura

      When the society has not provided them with nothing else to do! It is a very sad commentary for Nigeria!

      • Ola

        It is not a sad commentary for Nigeria at all. It is good riddance of evil ,I wish the rest of the gang was killed too.

        These young men could have learn a TRADE, gone into FARMING,or join an APPRENTICESHIP program but they chose to get quick money by becoming kidnappers and killers and their end is well deserved.

        They made that choice and not Nigeria, so nothing sad for Nigeria at all.

        • Arabakpura

          There are many like them still on the fence; they are to young to understand some implications! Do you have any spare jobs that have not been taken? Some of geese guys are willing to take them! It is only when there are excess jobs and they are still doing this that you can wish extremities on them!

      • Rommel

        What has the society provided for you or are you also a member?

        • Arabakpura

          I could if pushed severely!

  • Shahokaya

    God protect us from these vicious vampires from that enclave called Biafraud.

    • Lieutenant

      If Ofemmanu Yorobbers no invent armed robbery for Nigeria through Oyenusi, this young men for no be victims.

      • Shahokaya

        The young men that kills over 200 people you still referred to them as victims. No wonder you are an Ibofraud.

      • Tunsj

        I will advice you to please stop smoking that stuff because you’re not making any sense at all.

  • Wistle Blower

    Criminals should have place to hide in any society.

  • marc umeh

    Nigerian police should be ashamed of themselves. It took the loss of that many people before the could nab this man. And they are supposed to be protecting the public.

  • Frank

    No doubt the so called Vamoire deserved to die for stealing. If only the Nigerian police can raid the hideouts of other more dangerous thieves that plague Nigeria…people like Dogara, Saraki, Former NNPC Boss, Yakubu et al who have been stealing for a very long time now. They deserve to die too. How much money has Vampire stolen compared to what these men loot in a month? What about the Custom Boss with 17 stolen cars and much more? What about Burutai the Army chief? A lot more dangerous criminals road free in the Nigerian space. The police need to act fast and kill them too.