Gunmen kidnap judge, kill orderly in Kogi


Unknown gunmen have kidnapped a judge of Customary Court of Appeal, Isaq Momoh Usman, and killed his police escort.

The Incident occurred along the Itakpe-Kuroko Road on Sunday evening while the judge was returning to Lokoja from his country home.

The Judge was said to have travelled to his country home at the weekend and was returning to Lokoja when the suspected gunmen stopped his car along the Okene-Itakpe bypass in Okehi Local Government Area of Kogi State.

Source said that the suspected Kidnappers shot the police orderly killing him on the spot while the driver of the Judge sustained bullet wounds before Usman was taken to an unknown destination.

The source hinted that the late police orderly tried to stop the kidnappers from abducting the judge when he was gunned down by one of the abductors, who also made away with his service pistol.

The driver who was shot several times is receiving treatment at an undisclosed hospital in Lokoja.

The information Officer of the Kogi State Ministry Justice, Saqeeb Saeed, confirmed the incident.

Meanwhile, two women who were travelling from Abuja were abducted along the Obajana-Okene road on Friday, less than two weeks after the Inspector General of Police, Solomon Arase, deployed a detachment of Special Squad of SARS from Abuja and a helicopter in Lokoja to combat the menace of the kidnappers in the state.

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