Gunmen have abducted a Magistrate with Kogi judiciary, Sam Unwuchola, on the Ajaokuta-Lokoja Road.
It was gathered that the Magistrate was kidnapped at Jimgbe, near Salem University, at about 7pm on Thursday.
A source in the state judiciary said the gunmen shot and wounded the Magistrate’s friend whose name was yet to be known, saying that the friend had been admitted to an undisclosed medical facility in Lokoja Kogi State capital.
The source also said that the victims ran into the hoodlums who opened fire on them thereby forcing them to stop. It added that the kidnappers had demanded N100m ransom from the wife of the Magistrate.
When contacted, the Commissioner of Police in the state, Ali Janga, said the police had commenced an investigation into the matter.
Unwuchola is the President, Upper Area Court, Onyedega in Ibaji Local Government Area of the state.