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Wadume: Soldiers Shot At Us, Police Witness Tells Court



A prosecution witness, Felix Adolije, has Justice Binta Murtala-Nyako that soldiers attached to mount road-blocks along Ibi town in Taraba State, shot at their operational vehicle.

Adolije, who was in the witness box in the ongoing criminal trial of kidnap kingpin Bala Hamisu, Aka Wadume and others, said the action of the soldiers caused an accident.

About a month ago, the case of Wadume case was taken over by the office of the Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice.

During the trial yeaterday, counsels to all the parties expressed their readiness to continue with the trial.

In the same vein, counsels to some of the defendants at the trial also argued their clients bail applications respectively.

But while testifying further on the incident, Adolije, a serving Assistant Superintendent of police attached to the IGP response team narrated that he alongside one Sergeant Emmmanuel escaped death by the whiskers.

In his narration, Adolije said, “Sometimes in August, there was a case of kidnapping and collection of ransom in Taraba which was reported through a petition to the Inspector General of Police.

The IGP then ordered that it be taken to our department for further investigation.

“After going through the petition, we discovered that the kidnappers were demanding million naira ransoms using four telephone numbers’’.

According to the witness, his team later traced one of the users of the number to Ibi town in Taraba and swung into action.