Justice Chioma Nwosu, the Judge of the Appeal Court, Benin Division, was on Wednesday abducted by gunmen on the Agbor/Benin Expressway.
Checks revealed that in the process of carrying out the operation, a police officer identified as Inspector A.I. Momoh was killed by the hoodlums before taking the justice away to an unknown destination.
Briefing newsmen, the Edo State Police Command spokesman, DSP Chidi Nwabuzor, said the incident occurred at about 11:30 am along the Benin-Agbor Expressway at Christ Chosen Church of God International.
“The victim, Justice Chioma Nwosu, was attacked, while the police orderly attached to her, Inspector A. I. Momoh, was murdered and the driver of the vehicle severely injured and was rushed to a nearby hospital for treatment.
“Immediately, the police operatives at Ikpoba Hill Divisional Police Headquarters, the tactical team of Edo Command and other relevant sections, swung into action.
“Investigation is ongoing and by the grace of God, Justice Chioma Nwosu will be rescued unhurt,” he said.