- Operatives of DSS have arrested a suspect allegedly responsible for the kidnap of Justice Chioma Nwosu-Iheme
- Stanley Onoriode Ekemaye is believed to be responsible for the abduction
- The kidnapper is also believed to have been responsible for several robbery operations around Delta, Edo and Rivers
A criminal suspected to be the kidnapper of Justice Chioma Nwosu-Iheme of the Benin Division of the Court of Appeal has been arrested by the operatives of the Department of State Services (DSS).
According to Channels TV, the name of the mastermind of the kidnapping is Stanley Onoriode Ekemaye.
He was said to have been tracked down at Okwuzi Egbema in Ogba/Egbema/Ndoni local government area of Rivers state in the early hours of Tuesday, November 26.
The criminal is also believed to have been responsible for several robbery operations around Delta, Edo and Rivers for years.
His criminal profile allegedly includes the recent kidnap of the chief medical officer of Irrua specialist hospital, Sylvanus Okogbenin, and a sister-in-law to Governor Ifeanyi Okowa.
Justice Nwosu-Iheme was kidnapped on October 30 after her vehicle was trailed from the Ramat park area of the Edo state capital.
The judge's police orderly was also killed in the process.
Meanwhile, recall that Legit.ng had reported that after spending fifteen days in the kidnappers' den, Nwosu-Iheme, regained her freedom.
Legit.ng reported that commissioner of police, Edo command, Danmallam Mohammed, confirmed that the judge was rescued from kidnappers and was reunited with her family.
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.
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