Iweajuo Gad, the herbalist, who confessed to have prepared charms to fortify notorious kidnap kingpin, Henry Chibueze, popularly called Vampire, killed last week, has said Vampire probably forgot to tie the charm for disappearance on his waist. . Gad was arrested in his shrine at Asoeme, Aba, Abia State, on Sunday.
He said: “Yes, 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 7 prison officials through the help of Vampire’s brother.
I was paid N700,000 for the ritual.” Asked why the charm failed on the day Chibueze was eventually killed, he stated that he could have forgotten to tie the charms for disappearance round his waist. .
This is just as Chukwuebuka Ikeazota, one of the suspects arrested after Vampire was killed, revealed how Vampire killed 3 of his cousins, including a soldier. .
According to him, “I am related to Vampire by blood. He stopped coming to our house about 10 years ago, after he killed a soldier in Port Harcourt, Rivers State. I didn’t see him again until 2015, when he was arrested. Before his arrest, he killed three of my uncles 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. .
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. .
Vampire usually gave out his rifles for hire to various gangs of kidnappers operating within the state. It was Cornelius that organised the boys that went to the court to rescue him. Thereafter, they brought him to our house. Two days after his release, he regrouped his boys and they went into town, kidnapped four persons."