Taraba-based kidnap muck-a-muck, Hamisu Bala, popularly known as Wadume, has been sentenced to seven years behind bars – by Justice Binta Nyako of the Federal High Court, Abuja – without an option of fine.

Wadume was convicted on counts two and 10 (bordering on escaping from lawful custody and unlawfully dealing in prohibited firearms) of the 13 counts charge preferred against him and six others by the attorney general of the federation.

The trial lasted three years.

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.

Although the judgment was delivered on July 22, it was only obtained by newsmen over the weekend.


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