Hamisu Bala, also known as Wadume, was sentenced to seven years in prison along with two others by a Federal High Court in Abuja for his role in orchestrating kidnappings.
Two of the thirteen counts against Wadume and two others were found guilty by Justice Binta Nyako.
Aliyu Dadje, a police inspector, was sentenced to three years in prison for falsifying records to cover up a crime. Dadje worked as the station officer at the police headquarters in the Ibi Local Government Area of Taraba State.
Wadume and Dadje aren’t the only ones implicated; Auwalu Bala (also known as Omo Razor), Uba Bala (also known as Uba Delu), Bashir Waziri (also known as Baba Runs), Zubairu Abdullahi (also known as Basho), and Rayyanu Abdul are all named as suspects.
The judge also handed seven-year prison terms to Delu, Abdullahi, and Abdul, while discharging and acquitting Omo Razor and Baba Runs for lack of evidence.
The ruling of Justice Nyako was issued on July 22 and made public to the press on July 30.
The Attorney General of the Federation formally charged Wadume and the others with kidnapping, murder, terrorism, and possession of unlawful weapons.
A total of three police officers and two civilians were shot and killed by a group of soldiers on August 6th, 2019, leading to the filing of these accusations.
Before being attacked by the military, the Intelligence Response Team, Abuja, cops had just arrested Wadume in Ibi.
Captain Tijjani Balarabe, Staff Sgt. David Isaiah, Sgt. Ibrahim Mohammed, Corporal Bartholomew Obanye, Private Mohammed Nura, Lance Corporal Okorozie Gideon, Corporal Marcus Michael, Lance Corporal Nvenaweimoeimi Akpagra, Staff Sgt. Abdulahi Adamu, and Private Ebele Emmanuel are the ten military officers originally charged with the convicts, whose trial were separated for