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Abducted Appeal Judge Nwosu Regains Freedom – Edo Police

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A judge of the Benin division of the court of appeal, Chioma Nwosu-Iheme who was abducted two weeks ago has finally regained freedom.

Nwosu was abducted in Benin city, the state capital on the 30th of October while returning from an official assignment.


Her police orderly whose name could not be ascertained was shot to death on the spot.

The Edo State Police Commissioner, Danmallam Mohammed confirmed the release od the judge to newsmen, adding that she had been reunited with her family.

The Chairman of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) in Owerri, D O Anosike 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.”

In an unusual protest during her abduction, the Benin Branch of the NBA announced the boycott of court for three days.

The abducted Nwosu served as a former commission for public utilities and rural development, and a commissioner for education in Imo State before being transferred to Edo State after her promotion

The judge was elected alongside with 26 others in August 2005 at the fifty-nine session of the United Nations’ General Assembly.

In 2010, her son was reportedly kidnapped in Owerri.

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