Warri — KIDNAPPERS struck again in Delta State, Tuesday, seizing a newly appointed judge of the Delta State High Court, Justice Marcel Okoh.
Justice Okoh, a former Director General of Public Prosecution, DPP, in the state, was kidnapped by some gun totting men at Oria-Abraka in Ethiope -East Local Government Area of the state on his way to the oil city of Warri.
Okoh, who is the vacation judge for High Court 4, Warri, was allegedly trailed from Umunede, along the Benin-Asaba expressway by the armed men in his SUV and overtaken at Oria, along the Agbor-Abraka-Ughelli road, where he was ambushed.
When contacted by Vanguard, the spokesperson of the Delta State Police Command, Mr. Charles Muka, confirmed the kidnap of Justice Okoh, adding, "we have recovered his SUV and a manhunt is on for his kidnappers."
Meanwhile, as at 2.00 pm, the kidnappers were yet to contact the family for ransom.