The Imo state Police Command has debunked the report captioned,
“Vampire Escape: Police Raid Prison, Recover 264 Mobile Phones”,
published in one of the national dailies (not LEADERSHIP).
The Command however, stated that the report published on Tuesday,
January 31, 2017 was malicious and frivolous, adding that no such raid
was carried out by the command at Owerri prisons, as written.
Meanwhile, the command had said that the report written by the three
writers stated that: “As security agencies trade words over the
sensational escape of alleged dreaded Chibueze Henry (a.k.a. Vampire),
the State Police Command weekend raided the Owerri prisons and
recovered mobile phones from the prison in-mates”
The State Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Andrew Enwerem, in a
release on Wednesday stressed that Police command had been working in
tandem with the Owerri prisons authorities to ensure the re-arrest of
the fleeing suspects.
According to DSP Enwerem, “It is pertinent to let the general public
know that full investigation is being carried out to detect and arrest
those who perpetrated the escape of the criminals and ascertain
whether or not there was internal connivance with those in-charge of
the fleeing suspects”
The command therefore, urged the general public to disregard the
publication, which it also described as misleading and witch-hunting.