The Nigerian Police Force on Monday morning, arraigned a notorious kidnap suspect, Bala Hamisu, also known as Wadume and 18 others before Justice Binta Nyako of the Federal High court on charges bordering on terrorism, murder, kidnapping, and possession of illegal arms.
Mr Wadume was the ‘high profile’ kidnapping suspect arrested by the police in Taraba state on August 6th. He was being driven to Jalingo, the state capital by the police team when soldiers opened fire on them along Ibi-Wukari Road, killing three police officers and a civilian and then releasing Wadume. He was rearrested by the police 13 days after.
Wadume after his arrest, confessed that some soldiers rescued him after he was initially arrested. In a video posted online, Wadume alleged that the soldiers who rescued him, took him to an apartment in Kano where the handcuffs on his legs and hands were cut off. The Army has since denied the allegation of its officers aiding a kidnap suspect.
On Monday March 16, Wadume and his co-defendants were arraigned before the court.