Kogi State: Gunmen Abduct Appeal Court Justice, Kill Orderly


Gunmen on Monday kidnapped Justice Isiyaka Usman of Kogi Customary Court of Appeal killed his orderly during the incident which occurred along the Itakpe – Kuroko road on Sunday evening while they were returning to Lokoja.

The judge according to reports travelled to his village over the weekend and was returning to Lokoja when the suspected gunmen stopped his car.

The suspected kidnappers shot and killed his police orderly immediately and whisked away the Judge to an unknown destination, while leaving his driver with severe injuries.

It would be recalled that this incident is happening barely a year after a judge of the Kogi State High Court, Justice Samuel Obayomi was kidnapped and his police orderly killed by unknown gunmen.

Justice Saheed Saqeeb, PRO Ministry of Justice has confirmed the incident.


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