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Kidnapped Ondo Judge regains freedom

A Federal Judge in Ondo State, South West Nigeria, Justice Abdul Dogo, who was abducted five days ago by suspected kidnappers has regained freedom.

Dogo, who presides over the Federal High Court in Akure Ondo State, was kidnapped by gunmen at the Ibilo axis of Edo/Isua Akoko area of Ondo state while returning to Akure from Abuja was released about 2am on Saturday.

Unconfirmed sources said an unspecified amount was paid as ransom was paid, especially as the abductors had demanded N50m as ransom to effect his release.

A witness had explained that Dogo was in a black SUV with registration number HC 72 FJ, which belongs to the Federal High Court, when the gunmen swooped on him, shooting sporadically into the air.

The judge was abducted along with his driver

 

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