In News by Oluwaseun Samuel on the 27th, June, 2020

I Helped Take away Kidnap Kingpin, Wadume’s Handcuffs With Spoon

I Helped Remove Kidnap Kingpin, Wadume's Handcuffs With Spoon


Balarabe and Wadume

In response to The PUNCH, the embattled Capt Tijjani Balarabe who was indicted for facilitating the escape of a suspected kidnap kingpin, Hamisu Bala (Wadume), stated he assisted in eradicating from Wadume’s arms.

The officer advised the Joint Investigation Panel that he used a spoon to open .

Balarabe stated this in his assertion to the JIP which probed the killing of three cops and their two civilian assistants on Ibbi-Takum Highway, in Taraba State, on August 6, 2019.

The lads have been attacked and killed by troopers hooked up to Battalion 93 commanded by Balarabe.

The troopers had of their statements detailed the assorted roles they performed within the homicide of the operatives of the Intelligence Response Workforce who have been deployed in Ibbi city, Taraba, to arrest Wadume for abducting one Usman Garba.

Wadume had obtained N106.3m ransom and nonetheless went forward to kill his sufferer as a result of his household failed to offer the extra N20m he demanded.

After the car conveying the policemen and Wadume crashed when a soldier, Sgt. Ibrahim Muhammed, shot the tyres, Balarabe stated he interviewed one of many survivors who recognized himself as a police officer from Abuja.

Balarabe acknowledged that Wadume was taken to the military camp the place his handcuffs have been eliminated.

The captain stated, “The guard commander of Gidan Waya advised me that the locals arrested one of many suspects and he was with him on the checkpoint and he was having a police ID card; the suspect stated he was a policeman from Abuja.

“Lt Yushau Saad introduced him from Gidan Waya with the ID card. I interviewed him and he stated they have been despatched from Abuja to arrest the Alhaji (Wadume). We moved the injured (policemen) to the hospital and the DCO Wukari (ASP Aondona Iorbee) confirmed that they’re policemen.

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“After I arrived on the camp, my troopers and ASP Iorbee and a civilian have been eradicating handcuffs from the Alhaji (Wadume). I entered my kitchen and picked a spoon to hitch them in eradicating .”

After eradicating , the captain acknowledged that he left Wadume and his two sisters in his lounge, whereas he went to Ibbi city with Lt. Saad to retrieve some rifles belonging to the IRT policemen.

On returning, he stated Wadume had disappeared, and when contacted on telephone, he claimed he was receiving therapy at an undisclosed clinic.

“Earlier than I left for city, Hamisu and his two sisters have been in our parlour; I got here again to the camp and couldn’t discover Hamisu. I requested my CSM as the subsequent individual (officer) to me within the camp, he stated he didn’t know when he went out.

“I known as Alhaji (Hamisu) and he stated he was on a drip at a clinic. I went to the clinic, he was not there. I known as him once more however he had switched off his telephone. All efforts to hint Alhaji proved abortive,” Balarabe narrated.

Talking on the suspected kidnapper’s relationship with officers in Taraba State, the navy officer stated he acquired the variety of the state Commissioner of Police from Wadume, stressing that the 2 males have been good buddies.

He famous, “I acquired the variety of the commissioner of police from Hamisu as a result of they’re good buddies. He known as the CP earlier than he requested me to name him in respect of a case of Fulani and Jukun.”

The captain admitted that he requested Iorbee to change off his telephone “in order that the navy police can’t get him on the telephone.”

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Wadume had recognized Balarabe and 9 different troopers as his accomplices. They’re Employees Sgt. David Isaiah; Sgt. Ibrahim Mohammed; Corporal Bartholomew Obanye; Personal Mohammed Nura; Lance Corporal Okorozie Gideon; Corporal Markus Michael; L/Corporal Nvenaweimoeimi Akpagra;  Employees Sgt. Abdullahi Adamu, and Personal Ebele Emmanuel.

However the Legal professional Common of the Federation, Abubakar Malami, and the navy authorities have been shielding them from prison prosecution.

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