Kidnap: Court Denies Wadume, six others bail


Suspected kidnap kingpin, Hamisu Bala (Wadume) and six others being tried for kidnapping and related offences has been denied bail by a Federal High Court in Abuja.

Justice Binta NyakoIn a ruling on Wednesday,  granted accelerated hearing in the case and ordered that the defendants be immediately moved from the custody of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad of the Nigeria Police Force (where they are currently being kept) to the Kuje prison where their lawyers could have easy access to them.

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Justice Nyako equally ordered that the defendants be afforded access to medical facilities.

Wadume was first arrested in Ibi, Taraba State, on August 6, 2019, by policemen from the Intelligence Response Team of the Inspector General of the Police office.

Recall that earlier reports had it that prosecution called two witnesses, who testified and gave details of how a team of soldiers, led by Captain Tijani Balarabe attacked the police team that had earlier arrested Wadume in Ibi, a community in Taraba State.

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