Police kill notorious kidnap kingpin, armed robbery suspect, Vampire, in Rivers

Amos Herrera
March 4, 2017

A police sergeant attached to IRT sustained multiple bullet injuries during the gun battle and has been admitted in a hospital.

He said even when his partners in crime took him away from the Court few weeks ago, he knew it would not be long and his ugly chapter would be closed.

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

While a manhunt was launched to capture him in Lagos, he moved to Imo state where he and members of his gang carried out several high-profile kidnappings.

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

Police say they will all be charged to court when the investigation is completed. He, however, disclosed that the force headquarters public relations officer will be in the state at 12 noon to address a press conference.

The gang confessed that they carried out four other kidnappings after the rescue of Vampire.

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He went into hiding in the south of the country, but was eventually tracked down to dense forest in Rivers state.

He said, "The ringleader was shot dead during the exchange of gunfire". Vampire was gunned down in the process.

According to the police, Vampire, by his own admission had killed over 200 people, beginning from wiping out his girlfriend and eight members of her family in Lagos.

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

The Imo State Commissioner of Police, Taiwo Lakanu, confirmed the arrest of the suspects to one of correspondents.

Ugorji reasoned that it would have been better to capture him alive, so as to get more information from the deadly hoodlum, adding that the police should ensure that they extract as much information from Vampire's acolytes as possible.

One onlooker cried out: "Look at you now. A combined team of the Inspector-General of Police special squad and operatives of the command engaged the gang".

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