The trial of Mr Hamisu Bala, popularly known as Wadume, and six others has stalled following the absence of the trial Judge, Justice Binta Murtala-Nyako.

At the last sitting of the court on Tuesday, Justice Murtala-Nyako rejected the bail application of the defendants on the ground that the court has granted an accelerated trial.

Justice Murtala-Nyako, therefore, gave an order for the defendants to be moved from the custody of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) of the Police to the Kuje Correctional Center in Abuja.

The Judge also ordered that the defendants must be availed access to a medical facilities and allowed to have access to their lawyers while at the correctional center.


The defendants are standing trial for alleged kidnap for ransom, illegal gun-running, and offenses bordering on terrorism.

The court has now fixed Monday, July 13 for the continuation of trial.


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