High Court Judge abducted in Akwa Ibom, Police Orderly killed

“Yes, the Judge in Oron was kidnapped on Monday on her way back to Uyo, after a Court sitting."

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High Court Judge, abducted, Akwa Ibom, Police Orderly killedThe Police Command in Akwa Ibom has confirmed the abduction of a High Court Judge, Justice Joy Uwana and her driver in Oron Local Government Area of the state.

BRANDPOWER gathered that the judge was abducted on Monday along with her driver, while her police orderly was killed in the attack which occurred on Uyo-Okobo road.

The chairman of the Oron Branch of the Nigeria Bar Association (NBA), Torosco Enyene, Esq, who confirmed the incident to our Correspondent on Tuesday, said the Judge was seized along Okobo LGA axis of the State on her away to Uyo, shortly after rising from a Court session in Oron.

He disclosed that members of the association have scheduled a meeting on the development with the State Commissioner of Police and DSS on Wednesday.

“Yes, the Judge in Oron was kidnapped on Monday on her way back to Uyo, after a Court sitting. On Wednesday, we are moving down to Uyo to meet with the Commissioner of Police (CP) Olatoye Durusinmi, and the Director of Department of State Services (DSS) on the issue,” he said.

Meanwhile, SP Odiko Macdon, spokesman of the police command in the state confirmed the incident on Tuesday in Uyo.

He said that the police has commenced investigation to track the kidnappers and ensure the safe release of the judge and her driver.

“The Command has received that report, a very bad dastardly act indeed.

“We are on it and the Commissioner of Police, Olatoye Durusinmi has ordered a comprehensive investigation into the matter.

“We have been on it all day and we will spare no resources in ensuring that the needful is done to ensure that she reunites with her family.

“Our heart goes to the family of the deceased officer attached to the judge, who was brutally murdered.

“It is very unfortunate; this is not what Akwa Ibom is known for,” Macdon said.

He urged people in the state to go about their normal businesses, and assured that the perpetrators of the heinous crime would be brought to book.

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Macdon said the police command would continue to synergise with sister security agencies to ensure that the state remain peaceful.

He warned criminal elements in the state to relocate as the state is no more conducive for their heinous crimes.

“We enjoin the good people of Akwa Ibom to go about their lawful businesses,” the command spokesman added.