– A Customary Court of Appeal judge in Kogi state has
been kidnapped by unknown gunmen
– The incident occurred along the Itakpe – Kuroko road
while the judge was returning to Lokoja
– The remains of late police orderly who was killed has
been deposited at the morgue
Isaq Momoh Jimoh Usman, a judge of the Customary Court
of Appeal in Kogi state, has been kidnapped by suspected
gunmen and his police orderly killed.
According to The Nation, the incident occurred along the
Itakpe – Kuroko road on Sunday, June 12, while they were
returning to Lokoja.
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The judge was said to have travelled to his village over the
weekend and was returning to Lokoja when the suspected
gunmen stopped his car along the Okene – Itakpe bye
pass raining bullets on the police orderly killing him on the
spot while the driver sustained serious injuries from the
gun shots before they whisked Usman to an unknown
A source said that the late police orderly made to prevent
the kidnappers from abducteding the judge when he was
shot by one of the abductors, and his service pistol taken
The remains of late police orderly has been deposited at
the morgue in an undisclosed hospital, and the driver is
receiving treatment at an undisclosed hospital in Lokoja.
Saqeeb Saeed, the Kogi state ministry justice, information
officer confirmed the incident.
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This is coming a year after gunmen kidnapped Kogi High
Court Judge, Justice Samuel Obayomi, and killed his
orderly, Usman Musa.
Obayomi of the Ebogogo High Court in the Adavi local
government area of Kogi was kidnapped while on his way to
work. His driver, Ajayi Kolawole, said that the incident took
place in front of the Executive Guest Villa in the Okene local
government area of the state. He added that the gunmen
opened fire and judge’s orderly was shot dead on the spot.