Police Confirm Arrest of Taraba Kidnap Kingpin, Wadume

The police, Tuesday, confirmed the arrest of suspected Taraba kidnap kngpin, Hamisu Wadume.

Police spokesperson, Frank Mba, said in a statement that Wadume was arrested on August 19 in Layin Mai Allo Hotoro, Kano State.

His arrest came two weeks after he escaped from a police team,  which led to army personnel killing three police operatives and a civilian .

Police statement said: “The suspect, who was appropriately restrained at the time of the incident, was subsequently released by his “rescuers” after they had destroyed the restraining handcuffs. ”

The police insisted that they stand by their previous position that soldiers were culpable in the suspect’s escape.

The attack on August 6 immediately sparked friction between police and the Nigerian Army, as well as a nationwide apprehension, prompting President Muhammadu Buhari to order an investigation.

The investigation panel, which includes persons with police and military background, was initially scheduled to conclude its findings last week, but the team sought an additional two weeks to wrap up.

 

Author: News Editor

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