A Federal High Court presided by Justice Binta Nyako has sentenced the notorious Taraba based kidnap kingpin, Hamisu Bala, popularly called Wadume, to seven years imprisonment without an option of fine.
Wadume was convicted by the trial judge for unlawfully dealing in prohibited firearms and for escaping from prison custody.
The Office of the Attorney-General and Minister of Justice had earlier brought the criminal prosecution before Justice Binta Nyako of a Federal High Court in Abuja.
After the trial lasted for three years, Nyako convicted Wadume on counts two and 10 of the 13-count charge brought against him and six others.
Meanwhile, Justice Nyako, on July 22, 2022 delivered judgement on other defendants which include Aliyu Dadje (a police inspector).
Inspector Dadje was sentenced to three years for tampering with Police records to conceal a crime.
Dadje was the Station officer at the Ibi Divisional Police Headquarters, Ibi Local Government Area of Taraba State at the time of the crime.
Other suspects sentenced to seven years each are Uba Bala, popularly called Uba Deli and Zubairu Abdullahi, alias Basho, having been charged with illegal possession and unlawful trading in prohibited weapons.