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Kidnapped Supreme Court Judge's family regains freedom

BY: Isaac Yeboah

Justice and Mrs Justice Bode Rhodes-VivourThe wife and daughter of a Supreme Court who were kidnapped in Nigeria Tuesday regained their freedom from kidnappers’ den, 17 days after their abduction.

The duo, along with their driver, was kidnapped on May 10 between Ekiadolor and Okada on the Ore-Benin Expressway in Nigeria while they were travelling to prepare for the daughter’s wedding.

A source close to the family on Tuesday told THISDAY that the victims were released to Justice Rhodes-Vivour in Benin City at about 11 am.

The justice was accompanied to Benin-City by some friends and family to receive his wife and daughter.

THISDAY however could not ascertain whether ransom was paid to the kidnappers to secure the release of the victims.

Shortly after their release, the justice and his freed family members flew back to Lagos where the family resides.

However, when contacted, the Edo State Commissioner of Police, Mr. Folunsho A. Adebanjo, informed THISDAY that the state command was not aware of the release of the victims.

Source: Thisdayonline.com