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Busted!: Suspected Taraba Millionaire Kidnap Kingpin, Wadume in Police Custody


There are indications that Taraba State millionaire kidnap kingpin, Hamisu Wadume, has been arrested.

It is yet unclear when and where Wadume was arrested. However, a source informed within the police said he was arrested on Tuesday. Wadume was said to have been sighted at the Force Headquarters in Abuja on Tuesday.

The police are expected to release a statement on his arrest later in the day

Wadume was the ‘high profile’ kidnapping suspectarrested by the police on August 6. He was being driven to Jalingo by the police team when soldiers opened fire on them along Ibi-Wukari Road, killing three police officers and a civilian.

The attack immediatelysparked 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 additional two weeks to wrap up.

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