Gunmen Kidnap Kogi Magistrate

By Nkeremwen Cosmas

A Magistrate with Kogi judiciary, Mr Sam Unwuchola was on Thursday kidnapped on the Ajaokuta-Lokoja road at about 7 p.m.

He was said to have been apprehended and taken away by the gunmen who shot in the air to scare people in the vicinity away.  The kidnappers have demanded N100 million ransom from the wife of the magistrate.

The Commissioner of Police in the state, Mr Ali Janga, confirmed the incident and said the police had commenced investigation into it.

Unwuchola is a 2002 Law graduate of Ambrose Alli University, Ekpoma in Edo State, Southern Nigeria.

He is the President, Upper Area Court, Onyedega in Ibaji Local Government Area of the state.