Justice Chioma Nwosu-Iheme

Gunmen have released Justice Chioma Nwosu-Iheme of the Benin Division of the Court of Appeal, Concise News reports.

This news medium understands that she was abducted two weeks ago from Benin city, the Edo State Capital.

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The vicious gunmen who killed her police orderly before the abduction was said to have trailed and intercepted her Jeep along Benin-Agbor road near Christ Chosen Church.

It was learned that a Toyota Voltron car made up of 4 unknown gunmen suddenly overtook the Judge’s car and immediately opened fire, killing the police orderly on the spot. They then shot the tyre of the jeep forcing the driver to stop.

The female judge was hurriedly whisked into the hoodlums’ car where she was taken to an unknown destination.

However, the Commissioner of Police, Edo Command, Danmallam Mohammed confirmed that the judge was rescued from kidnappers and has been reunited with her family.

Her abduction had led to public outcry from various quarters with the Nigerian Bar Association, Benin Branch, embarking on a three-day boycott of all courts last week.

Also, the Nigerian Bar Association condemned the abduction of Justice Iheme-Nwosu and the killing of her orderly by the criminals.

A statement issued on behalf of the association by its President, Paul Usoro (SAN), said the police authorities owed the abducted judge and the slain police orderly the duty of fishing out the culprits and ensuring that they face justice.

Usoro who said the judge’s whereabouts remained unknown since October 30 when the incident occurred in Benin, the Edo State capital, also charged the law enforcement agencies to ensure the release of the judge.