Justice Chioma Nwosu-Iheme of the Court of Appeal Benin division has been kidnapped today on her way to the court.
The Edo Commissioner of Police, Dan-Mallam Mohammed, said a manhunt has been launched to track down the gunmen and rescue the judge.
Justice Nwosu-Iheme is known to be Nigeria’s first female judge to study law up to the Ph.D. level, specialising in the law of intellectual property.
The kidnappers also shot dead her police orderly.
Her abduction comes days after justice Abdul Dogo of the federal high court in Akure, Ondo state , was freed, after he was abducted on Tuesday last week at the border between Edo and Ondo states.
Operatives of the inspector general’s intelligence response team had rescued Justice Dogo on Saturday.