Armed individuals seize High Court Judge and chauffeur, fatally shoot security personnel in Akwa Ibom.


Gunmen have abducted High Court Judge Justice Joy Unwana and her driver in the Oron local government area of Akwa Ibom state. The incident, which took place on Monday along the Uyo-Okobo road leading to Oron town, resulted in the tragic killing of her police orderly.

The chairman of the Oron branch of the Nigeria Bar Association (NBA), Torosco Eyene, confirmed the abduction, stating that the judge was taken while returning from a court session. In response to the alarming situation, members of the association have arranged a meeting with the State Commissioner of Police and the Department of State Services (DSS) on Wednesday, December 20.

Eyene expressed, “Yes, the sitting Judge in Oron was kidnapped yesterday (Monday) on her way back to Uyo after a court sitting. By tomorrow Wednesday, we are moving down to Uyo to meet with the Commissioner of Police, Olatoye Durusinmi, and the DSS on the issue.”

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