The President of Igueben Area Customary Court, Mrs Precious Aigbonoga, has been kidnapped by unknown gunmen on Monday morning around Ugoneki, on her way to the court in Igueben Local Government Area of Edo State.
In a statement by the Nigeria Bar Association Publicity Secretary, Festus Usiobaifo, said the NBA was working closely with the Edo State Police Command to ensure Aigbonoga regained her freedom.
The statement read: “The President of Igueben Area Customary Court, Mrs Precious Aigbonoga, was kidnapped on Monday morning around Ugoneki area, on her way to court in Igueben Local Government Area, Edo State.
“She is the wife of our colleague, Mr. Afebu Aigbonoga, the Peoples Democratic Party candidate, Etsako West Constituency 1.
“The Chairman of the Lion Bar, Chief Nosa Edo-Osagie, is deeply saddened by this news and condemns, in strong terms, the worrisome insensitivity of these bandits in kidnapping Mrs. Precious Aigbonoga; an easygoing, gentle, and hardworking judicial officer.
“The executive of the NBA is in close touch with the Commissioner of Police, Mohammed Dankwara. By the grace of God Almighty, His Honour shall be rescued unhurt, and the bandits brought to book, Amen. Let us keep His Honour in our prayers, please.”
Before Aigbonoga’s kidnap, another victim, a former member of the Edo State House of Assembly, Festus Edughele, was kidnapped on Monday morning at Ugoneki town, Uhumlnmwonde Local Government Area, while on his way to Benin City to board a flight to Abuja.