Armed Men Burst In High Court in Owerri to Rescue Notorious Kidnapper from Court

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A surprising event happened on Friday morning at the Owerri High Court as unknown gunmen busted into the Owerri court and were shooting sporadically in a bid to rescue a notorious kidnapping kingpin, Henry Chibueze aka Vampire and two others.

In a bid to stop the gunmen, no fewer than 5 prison officials who led the suspects to the court premises were seriously injured with gunshot wounds, they were rushed to the hospital.
 Vampire was arrested by the Department of security Service (DSS) in 2015 after about 5 years of unsuccessful manhunt; he had being remanded in prison custody before the case was taken to court.
 An eyewitness in the court said the gunmen laid siege in the court premises waiting for the arrival of their target and as soon s the vehicle that brought the suspects alighted and were about to be led to the court room by some prison officials, they struck, shooting sporadically in the court arena.
Vampire also used the opportunity created for him to snatch a gun from one of the prison officials together with the one the gunmen gave to him and started shooting sporadically.
 The Imo State Commissioner of Police, Mr. Taiwo Lakanu said that even though it was not the police that was prosecuting the case; he personally led other officers to rescue operation to the scene of the incident when the shooting was on before the gunmen took to their heels.

It would be recalled that the arrest of Vampire who had terrorized, kidnapped and killed over 300 innocent people in the South -East and South-South geo-political zones was celebrated by Governor Rochas Okorocha but now he has escaped.