Henry Chibueze, a 28 year old notorious kidnapper popularly known as “Vampire”, who was on his way to kidnap the tribunal Judges lodged at Disney Hotels along Onitsha-Owerri Road, has been arrested.
Security operatives acting on a tip-off tracked him down. He tried to escape but didn’t go far without a couple of bullets already deposited in his body. He was later arrested at the house of his elder brother’s wife, where he had gone to get treatment.
He said he operates in many parts of Nigeria, Cotonou and Abijan, where his family lives. He said his wife, a Cameroonian, believes he is a clothes dealer and confessed to many high profile kidnappings and in most cases, assassination of the victims, if they proved stubborn.
He also confessed to killing his girlfriend in Lagos, alongside her family, which includes her parents and siblings, because the girlfriend, whom he opened a supermarket for in Aba, ran away with his money totaling N45 million.
“I operate in many parts of Nigeria, Benin Republic and Abidjan where my children and Cameroonian wife resides. My wife thinks I am a business man who buys and sells clothes,” he said.
“I have an informant in the Army who was a Boko Haram member. His name is Hakeem Bello from Kwara State,” Vampire stated.
The suspect also said he had kidnapped so many people in high places and that he sometimes killed his victims if they didn’t succumb to his requests.
“I had a girlfriend in Lagos and I killed her and her entire family because she ran away with my money. I gave her about 45 million naira after I opened a supermarket for her in Aba because I wanted her to fend for herself”, he confessed.
He was arrested henchman, Hakeem Bello from Kwara State, who absconded from the Nigerian Army. He fled from Boko Haram and has been providing cover for Vampire with his Army Identity card.
Vampire’s native doctor, Alexander Ohigide, and his treasurer, were also arrested.