Abducted Justice Nwosu-Iheme regains freedom

Abducted Justice Nwosu-Iheme regains freedom

Court of Appeal judge Justice Chioma Nwosu-Iheme, judge of the Benin division, has regained freedom after two weeks in captivity. She was abducted in Benin, capital of Edo state, on October 30 while her police orderly was shot dead. The outgoing Commissioner of police in Edo State, Danmallam Mohammed, confirmed that the judge was rescued

Court of Appeal judge Justice Chioma Nwosu-Iheme, judge of the Benin division, has regained freedom after two weeks in captivity.

She was abducted in Benin, capital of Edo state, on October 30 while her police orderly was shot dead.

The outgoing Commissioner of police in Edo State, Danmallam Mohammed, confirmed that the judge was rescued from kidnappers and has been reunited with her family.

In a related development, D O Anosike, chairman of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) in Owerri, Imo State Vapital, also confirmed the release of the judge.

“It’s with a joyful heart and praises to God Almighty, that I announce to us all that my Lord, Hon. Justice Chioma Nwosu-Iheme has been released,” he wrote in a message shared among NBA members in his branch.

“I thank God Almighty, and all of us, for our steadfastness, support, and prayers. I wish to thank the State Government especially, for her immeasurable assistance. Good night all and God bless.”

During her abduction, the Benin branch of NBA, boycotted the courts for three days last.

Nwosu-Iheme is Uzoma Nwosu-Iheme, a former Commissioner for public utilities and rural development, and Commissioner for education in Imo State.

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