- Kidnappers sentenced to death in Akwa Ibom caused mayhem after the judge’s pronouncement
- The convicts threaten to kill the judge
- The situation was, however, saved by security agents
A judge of Akwa Ibom state high court, Justice Okon Okon, escaped death as kidnappers from Rivers state reportedly attacked him in the court premises in Uyo, threatening to kill him for sentencing them to death.
The Punch reported that as soon as the presiding judge pronounced the death sentence on the kidnappers, the condemned bandits began to abuse him.
Legit.ng gathered that they also threatened to kill the Akwa Ibom state government prosecution team.
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The condemned criminals in Uyo on Tuesday, July 31, went berserk, destroying the window of the courtroom, causing pandemonium along Ikot Ekpene Road, where the court is located.
The situation became messy in the court as litigants and lawyers ran helter-skelter for their lives.
It was gathered that for about an hour, the kidnappers refused to leave the courtroom, throwing the court into pandemonium.
It took the intervention of the detachment of soldiers and policemen before the convicted criminals could be reined in. They were subsequently taken to the waiting prison van.
The condemned kidnappers include Bernard Efe Ajomaya, Christian Charles Naya, Daniel West and Shedrach Dick Dala.
They were said to have, on May 19, 2015, kidnapped a medical doctor in Uyo, Usen Bassey, from his Ini Abasi Clinic, where they demanded N10m ransom.
The kidnappers were allegedly arrested on their way back to Rivers state in Ogoni, with part of the ransom, passport and financial documents belonging to the medical doctor.
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Legit.ng previously reported that six men of the Nigeria Police Force (NPF) were arrested for allegedly playing roles in the abduction and murder of Kester Ehigwe upon his return from Sweden.
Ehiwe was allegedly abducted alongside his farm manager, Bernard Ebhomien, on July 2, 2018, in Ekis’ village along Okhuoko road, in Ovia North East local government area of Edo state.
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