- The kidnapped Court of Appeal judge, Justice Chioma Nwosu-Iheme, has regained her freedom
- Justice Chioma Nwosu-Iheme was abducted on Benin-Agbor highway on October 30
- Danmallam Mohammed, the state commissioner of police, said the judge has been reunited with her family
After spending fifteen days in the kidnappers' den, a judge at the Benin division of Court of Appeal, Justice Chioma Nwosu-Iheme, has regained her freedom.
Channels TV reports that the commissioner of police, Edo command, Danmallam Mohammed, confirmed that the judge was rescued from kidnappers and has been reunited with her family.
Legit.ng gathered that her abduction had led to public outcry from various quarters with the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA), Benin Branch, embarking on a three-day boycott of all courts last week.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had previously reported that Justice Nwosu-Iheme was abducted by men who were suspected to be kidnappers.
It was reported that the incident which occurred along Benin-Agbor highway also claimed the life of a police officer.
The report had said that the criminals trailed the judge from Ramat park end of the Benin-Agbor road and intercepted the vehicle with gunfire around Christ Chosen Church of God International.
The vehicle's driver was also injured by the criminals, according to the police report.
In similar development, Justice Abdul Dogo, a judge of the Federal High Court who was kidnapped on Tuesday, October 22, regained freedom.
According to the report, Dogo regained his freedom in the early hours of Saturday, October 26, adding that the judge and his driver were debriefed by the police and reunited with their families.
The Inspector-General of Police Adamu Mohammed had deployed the head of the IGP intelligence response team, Abba Kyari, to Ondo state to secure the release of the judge.
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