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Finally, kidnap kingpin Wadume, rotten cop jailed



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A federal high court sitting Abuja has sentenced kidnap kingpin, Hamisu Bala, also known as Wadume, and two others to seven years’ imprisonment.

Justice Binta Nyako who presided over the case, convicted Wadume of two of the 13-count charges against him and two others.

The judgement was delivered on July 22, and was made available to newsmen on Sunday August 14.

Police inspector Aliyu Dadje, was also sentenced to three years.

Dadje was the station officer at the police headquarters at Ibi Local Government Area of Taraba State where he tampered with evidence to cover a crime.

Others charged alongside Wadume and Dadje are are Auwalu Bala (aka Omo Razor), Uba Bala (aka Uba Delu), Bashir Waziri (aka Baba Runs), Zubairu Abdullahi (aka Basho) and Rayyanu Abdul.

Justice Binta sentenced Delu, Abdullahi, and Abdul to seven years imprisonment, while she discharged and acquitted Omo Razor and Baba Runs, for want of evidence.

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