Kidnapped Kogi Appeal Court Judge Released

Justice Isiyaka Momoh-Jimoh Usman of the Kogi Customary Court of Appeal, who as Kidnapped on Sunday evening by unknown gunmen, has been freed by his abductors.

According to a statement issued in Lokoja on Wednesday by the Public Relations Officer of the state Ministry of Justice, Saeed Saqeeb, said that the Judge was released in Okene area at about 7 p.m. on Tuesday.

Usman was returning to Lokoja when he was kidnapped at gun point on Itakpe-Okene road on June 12.

His police orderly, Cpl. Abubakar Aba, was shot dead by the abductors while his driver was also shot severally. “The judge has since reunited with his family members,’’ Saqeeb said in the statement.

However, it was not known as of press time if a ransom was paid before he was freed by his abductors.

Author: News Editor

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