BreakingNews 30/1/17: Owerri Court Attack: Prisons boss wants information on `Vampire`, attackers

[ Masterweb Reports: Joshua Odeyemi reports ] - The Controller General of Prisons (CGP), Ja'afaru Ahmed has appealed to the public to provide useful information that would lead to the arrest of a suspect, Chibueze Henry Oyenkachi, also known as vampire as well as the gunmen who freed him from custody.

A statement by the Nigeria Prisons Service (NPS)'s spokesman, Francis Enobore on Monday, said the CGP made the appeal when he visited the Federal Medical Centre Owerri, Imo State to commensurate with the victims of the recent attack on Prisoners by yet to be identified gunmen within the premises of Owerri High Court.

It would be recalled that on the 27th of January, 58 pre-trial detainees who were taken to Owerri High Court in 2 Black Maria Court Duty Vehicles were attacked as the inmates disembarked from the vehicles within the premises of the court.  

The gunmen who were said to have strategically positioned themselves in the premises, opened fire and shot sporadically hitting five inmates in the process.

But NPS said the escort wardens in collaboration with other sister security agencies were able to secure 49 of the inmates and returned them to safe custody. 

However, vampire on whose behalf the hoodlums were suspected to have carried out the dastardly act, and seven other prisoners escaped.


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