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Court Resumes Wadume Trail Oct 13

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The Federal High Court in Abuja will on October 13 resume the trial of kidnap kingpin, Hamisu Bala, otherwise known as Wadume.

Wadume and six others are being prosecuted on 13 counts of kidnapping, escape from custody, gunrunning, detention of kidnap victim, Usman Garba, and collection of ransom of N106m from the victim before releasing him.

The presiding Judge, Justice Binta Nyako on July 15, 2020 at the end of the proceedings adjourned the case to October 13, 2020. 

At the last proceedings, the fifth prosecution witness, Bala James, an Assistant Superintendent of Police, who headed the investigative team, also testified on the roles played by each of the seven defendants in the case.

Wadume was first arrested by Police Operatives of the Intelligence Response Team of the Inspector-General of Police in Ibi, Taraba State, on August 6, 2019 before soldiers led by Captain Tijjani Balarabe aided his escape from the custody of the policemen conveying him to Abuja.

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