There are reports that Hamisu Wadume, the wanted kidnap kingpin in Taraba has called from his hideout, asking for prayers.
The Punch reports a source close the case saying that the suspected kidnapper called someone on the phone, asking for prayers.
This is coming as the panel set up by the Defence Headquarters to investigate the circumstances surrounding the incidents extended its sitting in the state from three days to two weeks.
The senior aide to a stakeholder in the ongoing investigation, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said, “The panel assured that it would do its work professionally and that the public would be surprised by the shocking revelations that would follow after interrogating those involved in Wadume’s network.”
“He called a resident close to my house and told him in Hausa, ‘Ku i mana Adua,’ meaning, ‘you people should pray for me’.
“And since then, he has not called again. The person he called and all his boys and relations are all on the run.
“I’m sure they are being tracked because after the person who received a call from Hamisu (Wadume) fled, a police team visited the house.
“For me, I have for long questioned the source of wealth of Alhaji Hamisu (Wadume). Though we had not heard about his alleged criminal activities, every sane mind found his sudden wealth questionable.”
According to him, despite the difficulties in the state, Wadume spent money freely. “I have not seen anybody in Taraba who spends money like Hamisu (Wadume). So, I totally agree with the criminal allegations against him.