After about a week, kidnappers of an Edo State High Court Judge, Justice Daniel Okungbowa, who was abducted on his way to resume at the Ekpoma Division of the high court, are yet to make contact with his family.
Sources say no ransom demand had been made, nor communications established by the kidnappers.
Meanwhile, Judicial Staff Union of Nigeria, JUSON, has resolved to stage a protest march to Edo State Governor’s office, Department of State Services, DSS, and the Commissioner of Police, today, to register their displeasure over the kidnap of Justice Okungbowa.
At its meeting, weekend in Benin, JUSON directed its members to stay at home for seven days effective from Wednesday, if the judge was not released.
Speaking to Vanguard in Benin City, Edo State branch Treasurer of JUSON, Alex Osigbemhe, said their decision to boycott all judicial activities in the state pending the unconditional release of Justice Okungbowa was total, insisting that the kidnap of lawyers and judges in the state was becoming an embarrassment.
“We will decide on the next line of action to take if at the end of the seven days, the judge was not released,” he said.