Absence of judge stalls trial of kidnap kingpin, Wadume, others
The absence of Justic Nyako of the Federal High Court, Abuja, on Tuesday, hindered the continuation of trial of kidnap kingpin, Bala Hamisu, popularly known as Wadume.
Killing of policemen in Taraba: Fears, assurances as Malami takes over trial, drops military suspects
Until August 6, 2019, it would have been difficult to imagine that Nigerian soldiers could aim at a moving vehicle, kill three police officers and two civilians guarding a kidnap kingpin...
Indicted officers absent as Wadume, six others arraigned in Taraba
The Federal Government has arraigned Bala Hamisu (aka Wadume), the alleged Taraba State kidnap kingpin, and six others on 13 counts bordering on terrorism.
Police arraign Wadume, 18 others for alleged terrorism, murder
The police, yesterday, arraigned kidnap notorious suspect, Bala Hamisu (a.k.a. Wadume), and 18 others for alleged terrorism, murder, kidnapping and possession of illegal arms.
Police arraign Wadume, army captain, 18 others for terrorism, murder
Nigeria police on Monday arraigned kidnap suspect, Bala Hamisu, also known as Wadume, an army captain Tijjani Balarabe and 18 others for terrorism, murder, kidnapping, and possession of illegal arms. Wadume was arraigned before Justice Binta Nyanko at the Federal High Court in Abuja on a 16-count charge filed against by the police on Monday,…
Police set to arraign Wadume, 18 others for murder, kidnapping
The Nigerian Police Force has concluded plans to arraign suspected Taraba kidnap kingpin, Hamisu Bala (alias Wadume) Captain Tijjani Balarabe, two dismissed policemen and about eight members of the kidnap gang.
Police file terrorism charge against Army captain, Wandume, 18 others
Nigeria's Inspector-General of Police Mohammed Adamu has slammed a 16-count charge bordering on terrorism, murder, kidnapping and illegal arms running against the Taraba kidnap kingpin Bala Hamisu known as Wadume, an army captain Tijjani Balarabe and 18 others. The charges were filed six months after Wadume was allegedly assisted to escape on August 6, 2019,…
Police to dismiss two officers for working with Wadume
Nigeria Police authorities may dismiss two of its officers after allegedly working with a suspected kidnap kingpin Hamisu Bala Wadume. A top police source told The Guardian that the Assistant Superintendent of Police, Aondonna Iorbee, and Inspector Aliyu attached to Ibi police division might be dismissed for allegedly colluding with the criminal. Wadume was rearrested…
CDHR extols Police, IGP over arrest of errant officers, kidnap kingpin
The Committee for the Defence of Human Rights (CDHR) yesterday commended the Police and the Inspector General of Police (IGP), Mohammed Adamu on their resilience to push and unravel the facts of the unfortunate incident of the murder of three officers with the Intelligence Response Team (IRT) as well as some civilians killed by errant officers of the Nigerian Army at Ibi, Taraba state.
Wadume claims soldiers helped him escape
A notorious kidnap suspect Hamisu Bala Wandume has indicted the Nigerian Army in his confession statement at the Police Headquarters in Abuja. Wadume claimed that the troops helped him escape when he was earlier arrested by the police on August 6. "I'm Hamisu Bala aka Wadume, police came to Ibbi and arrested me," Wadume said…