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Wadume: Kidnap kingpin reveals how he met Captain Balarabe

kidnap kingpin, Hamisu Bala Wdume has revealed how he met Captain Tijjani Balarabe, the Nigerian Army officer who freed him after he was arrested by some police officers.

According to Wadume, he met Balarabe when the captain came to visit the Seriki of Ibi town in Taraba State. During their meeting, Wadume gave the captain the sum of N30,000.

Wadume revealed that he was at the meeting on the invitation of the Seriki who wanted him as a youth leader to meet with the new army officer in town.

Wadume said: “Three weeks later, I went to him again and gave him N50,000. I started fuelling army patrol vehicles whenever they are going on patrol. I do this on every market day. There was even a time I also sent N200,000 to the captain’s bank account.”

The suspect added that a friend of his, Babaginda Musa, introduced him into arms trafficking.:

“Babaginda sold two AK47 rifles to me at the rate of N650,000. He bought two other K2 rifles for me at N550,000. I bought four rifles at the rate of N2.4 million.”

Wadume said: “I bought these rifles a day after the presidential election. I also bought three boxes of ammunition from Galadima and Babaginda at the rate of N400,000. I paid N1.2 million. I then sold the three boxes of ammunition at the rate of N480,000 each to Yakubu Yan-Maza and four AK47 rifles at the rate N760,000 each.”

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