Ondo state police command confirmed the kidnap of federal high court judge, judge Abdul Dogo.
However, the command stated that the kidnapping of Judge Dogo that occurred Tuesday night did not take place in his jurisdiction.
According to the police’s public relations officer, PPRO, of the commando, Femi Joseph, the incident occurred in Ibilo in the area of Akoko Edo in the state of Edo and stated that it was within the reach of the Edo police command.
We recall that Judge Dogo was kidnapped along with his driver by armed men suspected of being kidnappers while they were heading from Abuja to Akure Tuesday night.
In a statement made available to DAILY POST, the PPRO stated that the police, in collaboration with men from the Edo state command, had already acted to save the kidnapped judge and his driver from captivity.
The statement read, “the attention of the Ondo State Police command has been drawn to a news trending now to the fact that a high court judge Justice Abdul Dogo was kidnapped in Ondo state. Much as we empathize with the family of the Victim, the Command wants to make it clear that the incident did not happen anywhere in Ondo state.
“The incident actually happened in Ibilo Edo state. However, we are working in tandem with our colleagues in whose jurisdiction this incident happened, to ensure that His Lordship is rescued unhurt and also apprehend the perpetrators.
“We appeal to anyone with useful information that could lead to his rescue and the arrest of the culprits not to hesitate to let the Police know.
“The Ondo State Police command hereby enjoins the good people of the state to go about their normal businesses as we are working to ensure that citizens of the State do not only enjoy this “ember” months but also enjoy a peaceful atmosphere throughout the forthcoming yuletide,” the statement read.