Most wanted millionaire kidnapper, Hamisu Wadume, who was arrested by Intelligence Response Team (IRT), waylaid and allegedly freed by soldiers in Takum, Taraba state has been rearrested by the police.
In a statement issued by the Force Public Relations Officer, Frank Mba, the Police confirmed that Wadume was re-arrested in the late hours of Monday at his hideout at Layin Mai Allo Hotoro area of Kano State.
According to him
“The operatives of the Nigeria Police have re-arrested the notorious kidnap kingpin, Alhaji Hamisu Bala Wadume. He was re-arrested in the late hours of August 19 in his hideout at Layin Mai Allo Hotoro area of Kano State.
“It would be recalled that the Police had been on the massive manhunt for the suspect, Alhaji Hamisu Bala Wadume since August 6, following the unfortunate incident in Ibi, Taraba State which resulted in the brutal murder of three Police Officers and two civilians, and injury to five others.
“The suspect, who was appropriately restrained at the time of the incident, was subsequently released by his “rescuers” after they had destroyed the restraining handcuffs,” Mba added.
Wadume was earlier arrested by the IRT but was allegedly freed by some soldiers who killed three police officers and two others. It was gathered that the action of the soldiers followed a directive from an Army Captain believed to be an associate of Wadume. The Police had since established that the Captain, who is currently in detention, recently contacted the suspect 191 times.