Governor Ishaku Dissociates Self From Claims By Kidnap Kingpin, Wadume

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Updated August 25, 2019
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Taraba State Governor, Darius Ishaku (file)


The Taraba state Governor Darius Ishaku has debunked a statement by the rearrested kidnap kingpin, Hamisu Wadume, alleging that the suspect duped him of Six Million Naira during his inglorious reign as kidnapper in the state.

The Governor in a statement by his Special Adviser on media and publicity Bala Dan-Abu, says he was never a victim of Wadume’s duplicity and never lost money to his antics.

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He urged the general public to discard and disregard Wadume’s confessions on the alleged defrauding, and only see them as the rantings of a drowning criminal.

According to the statement, Governor Ishaku has never met the kidnap suspect and would not even recognise him if they were to meet.

The Governor used the forum to commend security agencies for promptly arresting Hamisu Bala who is the reason behind the dastardly murder of three police officers and one other person in Ibi earlier this month.

He also urged security agencies to expand their dragnet to all the nooks and crannies of Taraba State where the accomplices of Wadume and other criminal gangs may still be hiding to arrest them and bring them to book.