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Court Jails Alleged Kidnap Kingpin, Wadume, Seven Years

Posted By Godwin Onyemaechi

* As police inspector, another get three years each

Alex Enumah in Abuja

Justice Binta Nyako of a Federal High Court, Abuja has handed down a seven-year jail term to alleged kidnap kingpin, Mr Hamisu Bala, aka Wadume.

Justice Nyako handed down the sentence after finding him guilty of charges relating to escaping from lawful custody, as well as illegal dealings in prohibited firearms.

Besides Wadume, the court also jailed Uba Bala (aka Uba Delu) and Zubairu Abdullahi (aka Basho) for seven years each, while Aliyu Dadje, an Inspector of Police, bagged three years.
They and three others were all arraigned on a 13-count criminal charge bordering on unlawful possession of prohibited firearms and ammunition and tampering with documents, amongst others.

They were in 2020 arraigned by the office of the Attorney General of the Federation (AGF) on behalf of the federal government.

The remaining defendants in the case marked: FHC/ABJ/CR/30/2020 are: Auwalu Bala (aka omo razor), Bashir Waziri (aka baba runs) and Rayyanu Abdul.
Also handed down a three-year jail term for harbouring Wadume in his house in Kano after Wadume’s escape from police custody in Ibi is Rayannu Abdul.

She however discharged and acquitted Auwalu Bala (aka Omo Razor) and Bashir Waziri (aka Baba Runs), who were listed as the third and fifth defendants for want of evidence


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