- A judge of the Federal High Court, Abdul Dogo, has regained his freedom
- Justice Dogo was kidnapped on Tuesday, October 22, while travelling from Abuja to Ondo
- It is not immediately clear whether a ransom was paid for the release of the federal judge
Justice Abdul Dogo, a judge of the Federal High Court who was kidnapped on Tuesday, October 22, has reportedly regained freedom.
According to Television Continental, TVC News, Dogo regained his freedom in the early hours of Saturday, October 26.
The judge and his driver have been reportedly debriefed by the police and reunited with their families.
The news media, however, said information regarding the judge's release is still sketchy, adding that it is not yet clear whether or not ransom was paid.
Earlier, Legit.ng reported that some unknown gunmen abducted Justice Dogo on his trip from Abuja to Akure.
The kidnappers afterwards contacted the relatives of the judge and demanded the sum of N50m for his release.
Following the abduction, the Inspector-General of Police (IGP), Adamu Mohammed, deployed the head of the IGP Intelligence Response Team, Abba Kyari, to Ondo state to secure the release of the judge.
Kidnapping in Nigeria
Among other crimes, kidnapping has become more rampant across the country. Nigerians across all divides have been victims of the rising menace.
Just recently, a top police officer, an Assistant Commissioner of Police (ACP), Musa Rabo, was kidnapped.
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