Gunmen kidnap Akwa Ibom High Court Judge, kill orderly


Gunmen on Monday kidnapped a high court judge, Justice Joy Uwanna, and her driver, in Oron Local Government Area of Akwa Ibom State.

It was gathered that the judge’s orderly was killed in the attack which occurred along Uyo-Okobo road.

The Chairman of the Oron branch of the Nigeria Bar Association, NBA, Toroscho Eyene, who confirmed the development to our correspondent on Tuesday, said the judge was kidnapped on her away to Uyo after a court sitting.

He disclosed that members of the association have scheduled a meeting with the State Commissioner of Police and the Department of State Services, DSS, tomorrow (Wednesday).

Eyene said, “Yes, the sitting Judge in Oron was kidnapped yesterday (Monday) on her way back to Uyo after a court sitting. By tomorrow, Wednesday, we are moving down to Uyo to meet with the Commissioner of Police, Olatoye Durusinmi and the DSS on the issue.”

The Public Relations Officer of the Akwa Ibom State Police Command, Odiko Macdon, could not be reached for comments as of the time of filing this report.

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