20th May, 2016
A lawyer and a judiciary worker in Kogi State have been abducted by gunmen believed to be kidnappers and taken to an unknown destination.
The victims, Mr Timothy Salihu of Upper Area Court, Lokoja and Mr Aliyu Okeme, a retired Inspector of Area Court were abducted at gun-point.
The victims who were said to be on their way to Idah, were kidnapped on the Idah-Lokoja road in the eastern flank of the state.
A witness disclosed that Okeme, who is now into private practice as a legal practitioner after his retirement and Salihu were together at the time of the incident.
When contacted, the Police Public Relations Officer, ASP Williams Aya, confirmed the incident but said the police were working round the clock to track down the abductors.
Meanwhile, a reliable source from the judiciary disclosed that the abductors initially demanded N50 million ransom, but reduced it to N1million after pleadings by the two families.