A Federal High Court judge in Akure, Ondo State, Justice Abdul Dogo, has just been kidnapped by unknown gunmen. Justice Abdul Dogo was said to have been abducted on Tuesday by some unknown gunmen while he was returning to Akure from the federal capital territory, Abuja.
A lawyer, on the condition of anonymity, confirmed this to news reporters. Though the details of how the judge was abducted have not been fully explained it has been sketchy as of the time of the filing this report. A confirmed source narrated that Justice Abdul Dogo’s vehicle was stopped by the abductors on the Okene-Isua Akoko Expressway, Ondo. The judge was then dragged out of the vehicle and taken away to an unknown destination in the deep bush.
It was later gathered that a few hours after the abduction, the hoodlums contacted the family of the judge and placed a demand of a N50 million ransom to be paid or the judge would be killed. The source, however, said: “The judge is still in the kidnappers’ den because I don’t think the family will or has been able to get or pay any ransom to the bandits as at now.”
It is was gathered that the family of the Judge and the police are doing everything they can in order to get the ransom money. However, 50 million naira in this economic recession is very difficult if not impossible to get.