Monday, 15 August 2022 16:57

Kidnap kingpin, Wadume, bags seven years imprisonment

Justice Binta Nyako has sentenced notorious Taraba-based kidnap kingpin, Hamisu Bala, popularly known as Wadume, to seven years without an option of fine.

In the trial that lasted three years, Wadume was convicted on counts two and 10 of the 13 counts brought against him and six others by the Attorney General of the Federation.

The presiding judge delivered the judgment on July 22 but obtained by newsmen on Sunday.

Wadume was convicted on counts two and 10 bordering on escaping from lawful custody and unlawfully dealing in prohibited firearms.

Other defendants in the charge marked: FHC/ABJ/CR/30/2020 are: Aliyu Dadje (a police inspector), Auwalu Bala (aka omo razor), Uba Bala (aka Uba Delu), Bashir Wazlri (aka baba runs), Zubairu Abdullahi (aka Basho) and Rayyanu Abdul.

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