Gunmen kidnap judge, kill police orderly in Akwa Ibom

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Some gunmen have reportedly abducted Justice Joy Unwana, a high court judge, and her driver in Oron LGA of Akwa Ibom state.

The judge was said to have been kidnapped on her way back from a court sitting.

During the incident, which took place on Monday along Uyo-Okobo road in Oron town, the police officer assigned to the judge was killed.

Confirming the incident on Monday, Torosco Eyene, chairman of the Nigeria Bar Association (NBA), Oron branch, said the association has scheduled a meeting with the state commissioner of police and the Department of State Services (DSS) on Wednesday.

“Yes, the sitting judge in Oron was kidnapped yesterday (Monday) on her way back to Uyo after a court sitting,” Eyene said.

“By tomorrow, Wednesday, we are moving down to Uyo to meet with the commissioner of police, Olatoye Durusinmi, and the DSS on the issue.”