Stories continue to unravel about how Henry Chibueze (aka Vampire) who was gunned down by the Police on March 2, used charms to carry out his nefarious acts.
According to a 55 year-old herbalist, Iweajuo Gad who confessed his involvement with the notorious armed robbery kingpin, said Vampire probably forgot to wear his disappearing charm the day he was killed by the police.
The herbalist was arrested in his shrine at Asoeme town in Aba, Abia South Local Government Area of Abia State on Sunday and he confessed that he collected N700,000 to prepare the charms that facilitated his client’s rescue from the court. Not just charms that helped the criminal disappear at will, the herbalist also prepare those that could stop bullets from penetrating his body and that of members of his gang.
Mr Gad said:
“I was his juju man. I performed the special ritual that made his escape from the Owerri High Court. I did it with the assistance of three other herbalists.
“Part of the rituals included causing disagreement among prison officials. We got the names of seven prison officials through the help of Vampire’s brother. I did incarnations, which caused them to be weak and confused. I was paid N700,000 for the ritual. I was given an initial payment of N200,000 for the preparation and after he was successfully rescued, I was paid the balance of N500,000.”
But that’s just one out of the other suspects who have collaborated with the late criminal. Vanguard report said more suspects confessed that Chibueze killed three of his cousins, including a soldier. One of the suspects Chukwuebuka Ikeazota – one of Vampire’s cousin, revealed that Vampire organised the bloody Friday, January 27, rescue from prison custody, by providing all the logistics, funds, arms and ammunition that was used by the gang.
Chukwuebuka said the late criminal was hiding out at a house built by their elder brother in their home town in Anara, Isiala Mbano Local Government Area of Imo State, from whist the gang resume their nefarious occupation. According to the 23-year-old , the SUV that was used for the rescue operation was bought by Vampire, while he was in prison, adding that Chibueze usually gave out his rifles for hire to various gangs of kidnappers operating within the state.
Below is the full confession extracted from Chukwuebuka Ikeazota by the police.
“I am related to Vampire by blood. My mother and his father were born by same parents. He is from Agbaja town in Nwagele Local Government Area, Imo State, and he used to visit us while we were younger.
“He stopped coming regularly to our house about 10 years ago, after he killed a soldier in Port Harcourt, Rivers State.
“Afterwards, we heard that he was a robber and that during an operation he killed a soldier.
“He ran away after that incident and I didn’t see him again until 2015, when he was arrested by the Department of State Service, DSS, operatives.
“Before his arrest, three of my uncles were killed by a gunman in my mother’s home town in Agbaja.
“My mother and some of her sisters trooped to their village and laid curse on who ever carried out the killing.
“It was three days after the curse was placed on their killers that Vampire was arrested by DSS. During interrogation, he confessed to be responsible for the death of my uncles. He said he killed them because they swindled him of some money he gave them to build a house for him.
“I used to visit him while he was in prison; to buy him food. He did not eat food cooked in the prison. During one of the visits, he gave me a note to take to his native doctor in Abia State. He was always in constant communication with my elder brother, Cornelius.
“He (Cornelius) was the person Vampire gave money to buy SUV for him and he knows where Vampire kept his weapons.
“It was Cornelius that organised the boys that went to the court to rescue Vampire. Thereafter, they brought him to our house. He never came out of the house during the day.
Chukwuebuka further confirmed that late Vampire regrouped his boys and they went into town and kidnapped four persons whom they kept in a forest.