The Akwa Ibom State Police Command has officially verified the distressing abduction of High Court Judge, Justice Joy Uwana, and her driver in Oron Local Government Area. Regrettably, the incident on the Uyo-Okobo road resulted in the tragic loss of life for her police orderly.
SP Odiko Macdon, the police command’s spokesperson, confirmed the incident to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Uyo. Macdon conveyed that an active investigation is underway to apprehend the kidnappers and ensure the safe release of the judge and her driver.
“This is a very unfortunate and dastardly act. We are actively investigating the matter following the orders of the Commissioner of Police, Olatoye Durusinmi. We are sparing no resources in ensuring that she reunites with her family,” Macdon stated.
While expressing condolences to the family of the deceased officer, Macdon underscored the police’s unwavering commitment to resolving the situation and bringing the perpetrators to justice. He urged the people of Akwa Ibom to continue their normal activities, assuring them of the authorities’ dedication to restoring peace and security in the state.
“We send our heartfelt condolences to the family of the deceased officer. This act is regrettable and does not represent the peace-loving nature of Akwa Ibom,” Macdon remarked.