The Edo State Police Command says it has commenced a full-fledged investigation into the kidnapping of Justice Chioma Nwosu-Iheme of the Court of Appeal.
The Command`s Public Relations Officer, DSP Chidi Nwabuzor (above) stated this while fielding questions on the circumstances surrounding the incident, which claimed the life of a police orderly Inspector A. I. Momoh (below) attached to the judge. and severely wounding the driver of the vehicle
Justice Nwosu-Iheme is the chairman of the three-man panel sitting on the appeals arising from the 2019 State and National Assembly elections in Edo State. She is Nigeria’s first female doctoral degree holder to serve as a judge, after studying the Law of Intellectual Property up to PhD level.
It was gathered that the gunmen, numbering four, trailed their victim from Ramat Park axis of the Benin-Agbor Road in an unmarked Toyota Camry car and intercepted her vehicle around the highway on the same road.
Meanwhile, President Muhammadu Buhari and the security agencies have been urged to spare no effort in ensuring the immediate rescue of the kidnapped judge and the Presidents has urged them to do just that.
The NPF is asking that the general public remain vigilant and report any suspicious activities to either the Edo State Police Command directly or to the nearest security agency.
Edo State Police Command: Adesuwa Sapele Road, Oka, Benin City, Edo State or under
The Awareness wishes to send its condolences to both the NPF and the family of Inspector A. I. Momoh. We pray that he finds eternal peace.