Suspected kidnap kingpin, Bala Hamisu (aka Wadume), will soon be charged with terrorism, murder, kidnapping and illegal arms running.
Also to face the same charges are Captain Ahmed Balarabe and 18 others.
The Inspector General of Police (IGP) filed a 16-count charge bordering on the above offenses against the defendants at the Federal High Court in Abuja.
A source said though the matter had not yet been assigned a judge, the criminal charge, dated February 3, 2020, was filed by Simon Lough, an Assistant Commissioner of Police (ACP), as well as Simon Lough, Anthony Egwu and Peter Amadi, of the Legal/Prosecution Section at the Force Headquarters (FHQ) in Abuja.
About six months ago, Wadume was reported to have escaped arrest with the aid of some soldiers attached to Battalion 93, Takum, led by Balarabe.
The suspected kidnap kingpin escaped when the soldiers attacked the policemen, after they had arrested Wadume, leading to the death of three policemen and two civilians.
Other policemen were injured in the incident.
It was learnt that exhibits in the case include the written sta