Taraba News Tiday
Wadume Hamisu Bala, a Taraba kidnap kingpin on Monday in the Federal High Court Abuja, admitted six guns including AK47 rifles in as evidence against Wadume.
Wadume and the others who happens to be victims of same crime are standing trial on same charges as Wadume.
The prosecuting counsel, Mrs. Yetunde Adeola-Cole, called on , Insp. Samuel Habila, among the sixth prosecution’s witness.
Habila words during the court session, ” it’s over 20 years now that I’ve worked with the Nigeria Police Force and attached to the Intelligence Response Team at the Force Headquarters Abuja”
“This rifles were recovered from the defendants during the period of investigation”
Habila further identify the Guns, which were admitted in evidence by the court and marked exhibit B to B5.
He also said at the period of investigation, the 5th defendant in the matter, Baba runs accompanied the soldiers who attacked the police vehicle that carried Wadume after he was arrested.
Mr Ishaku Dikko (SAN), Mr Y.D Dangana, Mr Amanzi Amanzi and Mr Lukmon Fagbemi, the counsel to the 1st, 3rd, 4th and 5th defendants objected on the grounds that the Hausa version of their clients’ statements translated into English was not done before the court and most of the words were not translated appropriately.
Mr Amanzi Amanzi, the fourth counsel, said that they would address the court on the issue during their final addresses.
The 2nd defendant, Insp. Aliyu Daju, his lawyer, told the court that his client was force to making his statement by the Military.
Mr Yakubu Philemon, counsel to the 6th defendant, Zubairu Abdullahi, also told the court that his client was tortured that’s what prompted him to making such statement.
The both counsel requested the court to grant them trial-within-trial, which was accepted by the court.
The trial judge Justice Binta Nyako adjourned the matter 15th July, for continuation of trial.
Other defendants are: Auwalu Bala (aka omo razor); Uba Bala (aka Uba Delu); Bashir Wazlri (aka baba runs); and Rayyanu Abdul.