EDO, Nigeria – Suspected gunmen on Wednesday in Benin city, capital of Edo State, abducted Justice Chioma Nwosu-Iheme of the Court of Appeal, Benin Division.
The gunmen also killed her police orderly before taking Justice Nwosu-Iheme away to an unknown destination.
This is coming barely a month and half when gunmen kidnapped the Chief Medical Director of Irrua Specialist Hospital, Prof. Sylvanus Okogbeini, on his was to Benin City to board a flight to Abuja for a meeting, killing two policemen attached to him.
According to an eyewitness, Justice Nwosu-Iheme was trailed and intercepted in her vehicle along Benin-Agbor road near Christ Chosen Church after NNPC Brain deport.
It was gathered that a Toyota Voltron car made up of four gunmen suddenly overtook the Justice’s car and immediately opened fire, killing the police orderly on the spot.
The suspected kidnappers then shot one of the tyre of the vehicle, forcing the driver to stop while the Justice was hurriedly whisked into the hoodlums’ vehicle to an unknown destination.
The Edo State Commissioner of Police, Mr. Mohammed Danmallam, who confirmed the story, said attempts were on by the police to rescue her.
According to DanMallam, “A Justice was kidnapped today in Benin City but security measures are in place to rescue her and bring the hoodlums to book by the power of the Almighty God.”