The Department of State Services (DSS), Imo State Command, has arrested one 28-year-old notorious kidnap kingpin, Henry Chibueze, also known as Vampire in the state.
Chibueze, who is a native of Nwangele Local Government Area of Imo
State, south-east Nigeria, was arrested alongside his partner and his
personal native doctor.
He confessed to being the brain behind many kidnappings in the state
and the murder of his girlfriend, who he claimed stole 45 million Naira
from a ransom paid by one of his victims.
The suspect was paraded by the State Director, Mr Francis Ejiofor, on
Thursday at the DSS Command Headquarters in Owerri, the Imo State
capital, in the presence of Governor Rochas Okorocha.
Mr Ejiofor said that the suspect had been declared wanted by security
operatives in Imo State, following his vicious criminal records within
and outside the state.
The DSS boss narrated further that the suspect was trailed to Ohafia
in the state, where he was receiving treatment following the gunshot
wounds he sustained during a gun duel with men of the service.
While commending the DSS for a job well done, Governor Okorocha also
challenged them to be more proactive in their duties and continue to
fight crime in the state in the interest of Imo citizens.
Imo residents would be hoping that with the arrest of Henry Chibueze,
various crimes, especially armed robbery and kidnapping, would be
brought to its barest minimum in the state.
Meanwhile, to further check the spate of criminal activities in the
state, the Imo State Government has donated 15 Toyota Hilux vans to
security operatives in the state.