Kidnap kingpin Wadume gets heroic welcome as he arrives Taraba after jail term

  • A well-known kidnap kingpin, Hamisu Bala (aka Wadume), has arrived his hometown, Ibbi, in Taraba state
  • Wadume was said to have been hailed and received as a hero by his kinsmen and the monarch of the village, Alhaji Salihu Danbawuro
  • The ex-convict, according to reliable news sources, Wadume was released from Kuje Prison in Abuja on Saturday, April 6

Taraba – Many natives of Ibbi trooped out to welcome Hamisu Bala (aka Wadume) to his hometown in Taraba on Sunday, April 7, after he finished serving his jail term for offences of kidnapping among other others.

It was gathered that Wadume, arrested by the Intelligence Response Team (IRT) of Inspector-General of Police, in 2019, was released from Kuje Prison in Abuja, on Saturday, April 6.

Northern ex-convictWadume is finally back from Kuje Prison in AbujaSource: UGC

According to a resident of the town, the town stood at standstill for Wadume, who was described as a philanthropist and local politician before his arrest, Leadership reports.

Wadume was taken round the town and thereafter proceeded to visit the Chief of Ibbi chiefdom, Alhaji Salihu Danbawuro, at his palace where he expressed his gratitude to the monarch and his people for standing behind him and praying for his good health while in prison.

On his part, the chief, Danbawuro, told Wadume that he and his subjects were happy that he was out of prison.

How Military Clears 10 Soldiers Indicted For Escape of Wadume

The military authorities have refused to court-martial 10 soldiers the police indicted for masterminding the escape of a kidnap kingpin, Bala Hamisu, popularly known as Wadume.

Wadume was assisted in escaping from the Intelligence Response Team’s custody by soldiers attached to Battalion 93. However, they attacked the police team conveying the kingpin to Taraba state police headquarters on August 6, 2019,.

How soldiers attack police team, let kidnap kingpin escape

During the attack, 3 policemen and 2 civilians were gunned down while 5 officers sustained injuries.

How I became a millionaire – Suspected Kidnap kingpin Wadume

The suspected kidnap kingpin who was rescued from Police officers in Taraba state by soldiers of the Nigerian Army has opened up on his source of income.

Wadume denied any kind of involvement in kidnapping for ransom.

Source: TheTalk.NG

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