Malami Takes Over Trial Of Kidnap Kingpin Wadume, 19 Others

 Malami Takes Over Trial Of Kidnap Kingpin Wadume, 19 Others

The Minister of Justice and Attorney General of the Federation (AGF), Abubaka Malami has taken over the prosecution of alleged kidnap kingpin, Alhaji Hamisu Bala, also known as Wadume.

The AGF took over the prosecution of 33 years old Wadume and 19 others who are charged with terrorism, kidnapping and dealing with prohibited arms.

A senior lawyer from the Federal Ministry of Justice, Magaji Labaran told a Federal High Court in Abuja on Wednesday that the AGF has taken over the prosecution of the case pursuant to his power under Section 174(2) of the Constitution.

Justice Binta Nyako adjourned the case till June 8 for arraignment.

It would be recalled that Wadume and others were arrested in Taraba State following last year’s ambush on a team of policemen,who had gone to effect his arrest. About three policemen lost their lives in the incident.

10 soldiers, including a Captain and two policemen are among the19 people charged with Wadume.

CHRISTIANA DAN

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