Kidnapped judge, retired judicial worker regain freedom


Solomon Arase, Inspector General of Police
Solomon Arase, Inspector General of Police
Mr Timothy Salihu, Area Court Judge and Alhaji Aliyu Okeme, retired Chief Inspector of Area Courts in Kogi, kidnapped on May 19, have regained their freedom.

They were abducted at gun-point on Idah-Lokoja road in the Eastern flank of the state on their way to Idah.

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The Commissioner of Police in Kogi, Mr Yakubu Usman, who confirmed their release, said they were found between Itobe and Ajegwu on Itobe-Anyigba road.

It could not be confirmed if their families paid ransom for their release as the kidnappers had demanded one million naira.