ONDO, Nigeria – The Ondo State Police Command has confirmed the kidnap of a Judge of the Federal High Court, Ondo division, Justice Abdul Dogo.
However, the command stated that the abduction of Justice Dogo which occurred on Tuesday evening did not happen within its jurisdiction.
According to the Police Public Relations Officer, PPRO, of the Command, Femi Joseph, the incident happened at Ibilo in Akoko Edo area of Edo State which he said was within the purview of the Edo Police Command.
Recall that Justice Dogo was kidnapped alongside his driver by gunmen suspected to be kidnappers while on their way from Abuja to Akure on Tuesday evening.
In a statement on Wednesday, the PPRO stated that the police in collaboration with men of the Edo State Command had already swung into action towards rescuing the abducted Judge and his driver from captivity.
The statement read, “the attention of the Ondo State Police command has been drawn to a news trending now to the fact that a high court judge Justice Abdul Dogo was kidnapped in Ondo state. Much as we empathize with the family of the Victim, the Command wants to make it clear that the incident did not happen anywhere in Ondo state.
“The incident actually happened in Ibilo Edo state. However, we are working in tandem with our colleagues in whose jurisdiction this incident happened, to ensure that His Lordship is rescued unhurt and also apprehend the perpetrators.
“We appeal to anyone with useful information that could lead to his rescue and the arrest of the culprits not to hesitate to let the Police know.
“The Ondo State Police command hereby enjoins the good people of the state to go about their normal businesses as we are working to ensure that citizens of the State do not only enjoy this “ember” months but also enjoy a peaceful atmosphere throughout the forthcoming yuletide,” the statement read.