JUST IN: Abducted Appeal Court Judge Regains Freedom

Regains Freedom
Justice Chioma Nwosu-Iheme

Abducted Appeal Court Judge, Justice Chioma Nwosu-Iheme has regained her freedom, two weeks after she was abducted from the Edo State Capital.

The Commissioner of Police, Edo Command, Danmallam Mohammed confirmed that the judge was rescued from kidnappers and has been reunited with her family on Thursday.

Justice Nwosu-Iheme of the Benin Division of the Court of Appeal was kidnapped on October 30 while she was on her way to the court.

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Her abduction took place just days after a federal high court judge in Akure, Ondo State, Justice Abdul Dogo, was freed by kidnappers who abducted him at the border between Edo and Ondo states in which reports say that ransom was paid.

She is said to be Nigeria’s first female judge to study law up to the Ph.D. level, specializing in the law of intellectual property.