Kidnappers Demand N200 Million Ransom For Abducted Judge

By Jefferson Ibiwale, Benin

Kidnappers of Edo State High Court judge, Daniel Iyobosa Okungbowa, have demanded for the sum of N200 million as ransom for his release.

A member of judge’s family who did not want his name in print for security reasons, told journalists in Benin that contact has been established with the abductors.

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He further disclosed that the health of the wife of the judge has worsened since the abduction of the husband, which according to him, was giving the family concern.

Judges and litigants in the state have gone on strike in protest of the kidnap of their colleague.

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Also, courts in the state have been put under lock and key since Wednesday last week, with members of the Nigerian Bar Association, NBA, Benin branch, protesting the abduction of the judge and demanding his immediate and unconditional release.

Okungbowa was abducted at Ekpoma last week Monday on his way to Abuja, by yet to be identified gunmen.

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