Justice Prevails at Last as Court Sends Well-known Kidnap Kingpin to Jail

Justice Prevails at Last as Court Sends Well-known Kidnap Kingpin to Jail

  • A Federal High Court in Abuja has sentenced Hamisu Bala (fondly called Wadume) to seven years in imprisonment
  • The court's ruling read by the presiding judge, Justice Binta Nyko, was made available to newsmen on Sunday, August 14
  • The court also slammed a police inspector, Aliyu Dadje, for tampering with the record in a bid to conceal a crime

FCT, Abuja - Hamisu Bala, a notorious kidnap kingpin, whose nickname is Wadume, has been sentenced to seven years imprisonment by a Federal High Court in Abuja.

The court's ruling, read by Justice Binta Nyako and made available to journalists on Sunday, August 14, convicted Wadume of two of the 13-count charges against him, Daily Trust reports.

Wadume is to remain in prison for seven years (Photo: Nigerian Police Force)
Source: UGC

Moreover, for tampering with the record to conceal a crime, the court has slammed a three-year jail term on Aliyu Dadje, a police inspector, who was the station officer at the police headquarters at Ibi L\local government area of Taraba.

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Apart from the duo, others charged also charged by the court are Auwalu Bala (aka Omo Razor), Uba Bala (aka Uba Delu), Bashir Waziri (aka Baba Runs), Zubairu Abdullahi (aka Basho), and Rayyanu Abdul.

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Justice Nyako also sentenced Delu, Abdullahi, and Abdul to seven years’ imprisonment, but discharged and acquitted Omo Razor and Baba Runs, for want of evidence.

How I hid from terrorists who invaded Kuje Prison, Abba Kyari shares stunning details

The suspended Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCP) Abba Kyari had narrated how he hid from the terrorists who invaded Kuje custodial centre in Abuja.

On Tuesday, July 5, the Boko Haram breakaway faction, Islamic State West Africa Province (ISWAP), led an attack on the custodial centre.

Kyari said he hid like a rat during the Kuje attack

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Speaking through Onyekachi Ikpeazu, his counsel, on Wednesday, July 20, Kyari prayed to a Federal High Court in Abuja to grant him bail.

He said:

“My lord, every living soul in this country will agree that there was not just a breach, but that there was a grand terrorist attack by an organisation that not only successfully invaded the Kuje prison, but took control of it for over three hours. However, the applicant, being a law-abiding citizen, refused to take off.
“If there is anything to establish that the defendants will not jump bail, it was that circumstance. The gates of the prison were left open for over three hours..."

Source: Legit.ng

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