Suspected Taraba State kidnap kingpin and gunrunner, Hamisu Wadume, has been convicted and sentenced to seven years imprisonment.
Wadume who was arrested and detained in connection with the killing of three Police IRT operatives in a special operation led by DCP Abba Kyari, was convicted of escaping from lawful custody and unlawfully dealing in prohibited firearms.
The Nation Newspaper reported that, Justice Binta Nyako convicted Wadume on counts two and 10 of the 13-count charge brought against him and six others by the office of the Attorney General of the Federation (AGF) on behalf of the Federal Government.
Other defendants in the charge marked: FHC/ABJ/CR/30/2020 are: Aliyu Dadje (a police inspector), Auwalu Bala (aka omo razor), Uba Bala (aka Uba Delu), Bashir Wazlri (aka baba runs), Zubairu Abdullahi (aka Basho) and Rayyanu Abdul.
Justice Nyako, in the judgment delivered on July 22 this year, details of which the Nation obtained on Sunday, upheld the case of the prosecution team, which included Labaran Magaji and Mrs. Yetunde Cole, as it relates to five out of the seven defendants.