Insecurity: Kidnappers of Edo judge yet to make contact, JUSON plans protest

by Adeola Balogun

The kidnapping of Justice Daniel Okungbowa of Edo State has been cause for much concern to the citizens of the state moreso since there has been no word from his abductors ever since his disappearance.

The High Court Judge was kidnapped last week on his way to court and according to reports, no ransom has been demanded nor has communication of any kind been established with the kidnappers.

Meanwhile, Judicial Staff Union of Nigeria (JUSON) has reportedly resolved to stage a protest march to Edo State Governor’s office, Department of State Services, DSS, and the Commissioner of Police, today to register their displeasure over the kidnap of Justice Okungbowa.

JUSON at its meeting, weekend in Benin, directed its members to stay at home for seven days effective from Wednesday, if the judge was not released.

Edo State branch Treasurer of JUSON, Alex Osigbemhe, said that their decision to boycott all judicial activities in the state pending the unconditional release of Justice Okungbowa was total, insisting that the kidnap of lawyers and judges in the state was becoming an embarrassment.

He said: “We will decide on the next line of action to take if at the end of the seven days, the judge was not released.”

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