After an emergency security council meeting, the Imo State Governor, Owelle Tochas Okorocha has promised M5 Naira to any who will provide information that will lead to the arrest of the fleeing suspected kidnaper, Henry Chibueze aka Vampire.
Vampire who was whisked away from the court where he was standing trial in a gun battle that took three lives with another two critically injured is considered dangerous and his whereabouts are unknown to anyone at the moment.
It was gathered that after the raid by Vampire’s men at the court yesterday, the judges, lawyers and members of staff of the courts who fled or laid face-down during the raid shut their offices and headed home after the staccato of gunshots had died down.
Vampire who has been standing trial in connection with cases of kidnapping was to stand trial on the fateful day at High Court 3.
Meanwhile, It was gathered that the bandits on storming the court premises shot sporadically into the air to scare people away.
Sources said they also threw a gun to the handcuffed Vampire who caught it and joined in the shooting spree.
Judges whose courts were already in session, lawyers and visitors scampered in different directors for their dear lives.
Motorists and passengers along the busy Orlu Road, where the courts are situated also showed their clear pairs of heels.
Surprisingly, said a source, there was no challenge from soldiers who usually mount sentry at the entrance of the courts with their armoured personnel carrier. Not even the regular policemen and prisons officials who brought Vampire to court let out a whimper during the invasion