A judge of the Federal High Court, Akure, Justice Abdul Dogo, has been kidnapped.
Justice Dogo was abducted on Tuesday by unknown gunmen while he was returning to Akure from Abuja.
It was gathered that the official security orderly of the Judge did not escort him to Abuja when the incident happened but an official of the High Court confirmed the incident, while two of the lawyers who were in his court for the hearing of their cases confirmed the abduction of the Judge.
However, a source close to the family also confirmed that the Judge has been in the captive of the abductors since Tuesday evening, disclosing that the abductors had established negotiation with the wife of the victim.
He said the kidnappers demanded N50m as a ransom to secure the freedom for the Judge and his driver who were held hostage but said the kidnappers did not give room for negotiation.
It was also gathered that the Inspector-General of Police (IGP) has deployed the head of the IGP Intelligence Response Team, Abba Kiyari, to Akure over the incident.