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BREAKING: How APC Recruited, Empowered Me To Politics, I Was A Farmer
Mr. Hamisu Balla, Aldo known as Wadume, a suspected kidnap kingpin, who has been in the middle of the raging storm between the Nigerian Army and the Nigeria Police over the murder of three police operatives and two civilians by soldiers in Ibi town, Taraba state shocks Nigerians with his startling convention.
Wadume, who granted an exclusive interview to Vanguard on Friday said he was managing farming and transport businesses not until a governor with the All Progressive Congress empowered him to join politics through one Babangida Musa.
According to Wadume, while clarifying his involvement led to face-off between police and his Army, said was shock on how the soldiers open fire on the Police Toyota Hiace Bus, adding he never had any bargain with the Captain of the 93 Battalion, Wukari, who engineered his escape.
In his word: “I am not a kidnapper, but I have sold arms to several kidnappers. I am a fisher farmer, I own fish ponds, I own a transport business. I am equally a political thug. I went into crime when some politicians came for me, they approached me through one Babangida Musa, who was also into fishing business.
“I got N6m from a sitting governor, N13m from APC, defrauded civil servant of N30m,
“In June 2018, I deceived a lot of politicians who were vying for political offices that I had spiritual powers to enable them win their elections. I defrauded the governor when he came to Ibi and met the youths in my town. As the leader of the youths, the Governor met me and I promised to work for him and to also consult some Mallams who would pray for his success. The Governor gave me N2million at first and we exchanged telephone numbers. But one week before the election, the governor called me and asked me to come to the Government house and when I got there the governor gave me N4million cash to continue with the prayers. Immediately after the election, the governor called to thank me.
“I was also given N13million by the APC to prosecute the 2019 presidential election but I spent only seven million. I also defrauded a civil servant from Ibi of N30million.
“I contested the Taraba state house of Assembly under the YDP Ibi Local Government but I pulled out of the election and took my supporters to the PDP.