Kidnappers attack judge in Akwa Ibom

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Kidnappers attack judge in Akwa Ibom

A judge of Akwa Ibom State High Court, Justice Okon Okon, escaped death today as kidnappers from Rivers State attacked him in the Court premises in Uyo, threatening to kill him for sentencing them to death.

Immediately after the Presiding Judge pronounced the death sentence, the condemned criminals rained abuses on him and also threatened to kill Akwa Ibom State Government Prosecution team.

The condenmed criminals went berserk, destroying the window of the court-room, causing pandemonium in Ikot Ekpene Road, where the court is located.

The situation worsened with other Courts, litigants and lawyers running helter skelter for dear life.

For about an hour, the kidnappers refused to leave the Courtroom throwing the scene into pandemonium.

It took the intervention of the detachment of soldiers and Police to rein the criminals in, taking them into a waiting prison van.

The condemned kidnappers are Bernard Efe Ajomaya, Christian Charles Naya, Daniel West and Shedrach Dick Dala.

They had on 19th May, 2015, kidnapped a medical expert in Uyo, Dr. Usen Bassey from his IniAbasi Clinic, where they demanded a N10m ransom.

They were said to have been arrested on their way back to Rivers State in Ogoni with part of the ransom, international passport and financial documents belonging to the medical doctor.

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