The Governor of Imo State, Rochas Okorocha has revealed that the dreaded armed robber, ‘Vampire’ threatened him and his family before he met his death.
Henry Chibueze a.k.a Vampire, the slain kidnapper cum robber threatened Governor Rochas Okorocha and his family before he met his end.
Governor Okorocha disclosed this on Friday after the news about the death of the criminal in a shootout with the police in Rivers State. Okorocha said Vampire was angry with him because he announced a N5million bounty for information that would have led to his capture.
The governor announced the bounty after Vampire escaped at the Owerri High Court premises.
“When his partners-in-crime took him away from the High Court a few weeks back, I knew it would not be too long before his ugly chapter would close,” Okorocha said.
Rochas commended the Inspector-General of Police, Mr. Ibrahim Idris, for dispatching the special squad that worked with the Imo Police Command that finally ended the ugly saga.
The governor also commended the Directorate of State Services (DSS) who first arrested Vampire in Owerri as the arrest raised the consciousness of security agencies and the public on the existence of the hardened criminal.
He recalled that the declaration he made when he became governor in 2011, that no criminal would survive in the state was still valid and that was the reason men like Vampire were arrested in Owerri.
The governor made his comment known in a statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Sam Onwuemeodo.
The sensational escape of Vampire on 27 January occurred at the premises of Owerri High Court. The incident saw several prison officials wounded,
The incident made the Imo State Police Command carry out a raid at the Imo State Prison Command, where they recovered a good number of mobile phones which inmates allegedly were using.