The mother of Henry Onyekachi Chibueze,
also known as Vampire, the dreaded
notorious robber and kidnap kingpin killed
few weeks ago by the police has reacted to
her son’s death.
The distraught mother, Mrs Beatrice
Chibueze described him as an evil child, who
had always acted like someone possessed by
Agwu (Evil spirit).
Recall that Vampire was gunned down on
March 2, at Umuowa bush in Ikwerre LGA of
Rivers State by a combined team of Inspector
General of Police Special Response unit from
the Rivers State Police Command and Imo
State Police Command.
Vampire’s mother told the Sun that before
her son acquired national and international
notoriety, he had committed his first murder
when he was just 12 years old during a fight
with his fellow pupil, while still in primary
five at Umuokpu Community Primary School.
It was the incident that ended his formal
education in primary five after the murder
incident for which his late father had to pay
compensation to the family of the victim.
Vampire was said to have refused to learn
any trade, but rather joined some undesirable
elements called hunters from the neighboring
community who smoked marijuana and
engaged in stealing people’s goats and fowls,
which they either sold or killed and ate.
Mrs Chibueze disclosed that the deadly
criminal later started a commercial
motorcycle business on a hire purchase basis,
operating around Isu and Anara in Isiala
Mbano mostly at night, returning to the
village in the early hours of the morning.
She said, “Henry Onyekachi Chibueze was
born in 1981.
My late husband had enrolled
him at the Community School Umuokpu in
Abaja, but he had to drop out at primary five
after he killed his classmate during a fight at
school and he was just 12 years old.
“That incident caused the family a lot of
problem and my late husband had to pay
compensation to the family of the boy before
the matter was resolved.
Henry had always
acted like somebody who was possessed by
Agwu (Evil spirit) and at a time the family
had thought of making a sacrifice to the gods
of the land to see if that could make him act
“when he dropped out from primary school
he refused to learn any vocational skill, but
had instead joined some bad boys in the
community where he started this armed
robbery and kidnapping.
“Even though our family is a polygamous one,
my late husband had ensured that all his
children were educated, but it was only my
son who refused to be useful like his other
brothers and sisters.
“In fact, it was the disgrace and shame
brought to the family that led to the death of
my late husband, who developed
hypertension and died eventually.”
Mrs. Chibueze said members of the family
including herself ran away from their village
because he was prepared to kill anybody and
that before he was arrested in 2015, he had
destroyed the roof of his father’s house when
he visited the village.
She, however, appealed to the police to set
the two children of the late criminal free,
Masters Onyekachi Chibueze and Ezinne
Chibuzo Chibueze who had been in the
custody of the police since, adding that the
kids were innocent of the crimes their father