Okorocha places N5m Bounty on ‘Vampire’

Following the escape of the alleged kid­nap kingpin, Henry Chibueze, popularly known as ‘Vampire’ at the Owerri High Court premises on Friday, the Governor of Imo State, Rochas Okorocha, has announced a reward of N5 million for any­one with information that can lead to the re-arrest of the alleged notorious criminal.
This is as the pris­on authorities have launched a man-hunt for the nine fleeing in­mates.
Gunmen believed to be his gang members last Friday invaded the court premises, held judges, lawyers, and litigants to a gun duel while they whisked him away.
The Public Relations Officer of the Imo State Prison Service, DSP, James Madugba, dis­closed that 57 inmates fled in the commotion that ensued during the shooting spree by the gunmen.
According to him, 48 inmates have been re-arrested since Fri­day while nine inmates are still missing.
He explained that men of the command swung into action im­mediately and their ef­fort has resulted in the re-arrest of 48 out of the 57 inmates.
He assured that the remaining nine people will be arrested to con­tinue facing trial.
Meanwhile, six prison warders are re­ceiving treatment as a result of different de­grees of injuries they sustained following the gun battle last Fri­day.
Gunmen believed to be gang members to Henry had laid siege at the Owerri High Court premises. In order to escape with him, they shot sporad­ically from different points, scaring people and wounded prison wardens.

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