Gunmen abduct Federal High Court Judge, demand N50m ransom

ABDUL Dogo, a judge of the Federal High Court Abuja has been kidnapped by unknown gunmen.

The Nation reports Dogo was abducted on his way to Akure from the capital city, Abuja on Tuesday.

The gunmen had reportedly demanded a ransom worth N50million for his release.

“According to a source, he was coming from Abuja when he was waylaid by the gunmen and whisked away by the hoodlums,” the newspaper said.




    It said an official of the court and two of the lawyers who were in his court for the hearing of their cases had confirmed the abduction of the Judge.

    Both Frank Mba, Force Public Relations Officer (FPRO) and Anjuguri Manzah, the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) were not immediately available for comments.  Calls put across to Mba’s mobile  phones were not answered while Manzah’s line could not be reached. The SMS sent to each of them were not replied when this story was being filed.

    However, at the time of filing this report, the General Secretary, Nigerian Bar Association (NBA), Jonathan Taidi told The ICIR he was currently in Minna and had no knowledge of the abduction.

    “I haven’t got any information on that. I’m in Minna at the moment. But lemme find out from my fellow national officers and I will get back to you,” Taidi said.

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