Revealed: Army Captain who ordered killing of police officers had 191 phone chats with kidnap kingpin
Subtle investigations have revealed that the Nigerian Army Captain who allegedly ordered the killing of three police officers transporting kidnap kingpin, Alhaji Hamisu Bala Wadume after his arrest in Taraba State had 191 phone chats with the wanted suspect.
The Captain who has since been arrested by the Army authorities for his involvement on the incident, was said to be a personal friend of Wadume as well as being on his payroll.
According to a report in Vanguard Newspaper, police investigation carried out so far has revealed that telephone conversations between Wadume and the captain, were about 191 within the space of one month between July 9 and August 6, 2019.
A security source quoted in the report explained that the police authorities believed that the Captain might have been providing cover for the kidnapper who is said to have received hundreds of millions of Naira as ransom from his victims.
The Army captain who is currently undergoing interrogation at the Defence Headquarters, Abuja, was arrested alongside five other army personnel, who were alleged to have taken part in the shocking killing of the three policemen and a civilian agent.
The arrested solders had allegedly confessed that they received orders to attack the policemen from the Captain whom they said informed them that Wadume had been kidnapped and was being transported in a silver-coloured Toyota Hiace Bus.
The soldiers claimed that they acted purely on the orders of the Captain being their superior officer, but police sources at Force Headquarters, Abuja, disclosed that the police authorities have established strong links between the Army Captain and the notorious kidnapper, alleging that the Captain was on the kidnapper’s payroll.
Investigations also revealed that the Army captain, who was not present in Ibi town at the time the IRT operatives arrested Wadume, might have ordered his men to attack and kill the IRT operatives as well as rescue his friend.