Kidnapping: JUSUN in Kogi embarks on 3-day sympathy strike

map-kogiJudiciary Staff Union of Nigeria (JUSUN), Kogi Chapter, has embarked on a three-day sympathy strike to protest against the abduction of Justice Samuel Obayomi of the State High Court.

JUSUN, in a communiqué signed by its Chairman, Daniel Adinoyi at the end of its emergency meeting, condemned the spate of kidnapping in the state.

The union said it was worried over the spate of attacks on judges, recalling that Justice Moses Gwatana of High Court, Ihima, was shot by unknown gunmen in 2013.

“The union condemns in totality the abduction of Justice Samuel Obayomi of the High Court of Justice by unknown gunmen on May 25, 2015.

“In view of the above, the union resolves to embark on three days sympathy strike with effect from June 3 to June6, 2015.”

It also called on Kogi Government and security agencies to expedite action on measures being taken to secure the release of Obayomi.

JUSUN also suggested that adequate security measures should be provided for all judiciary officials in the state.

Obayomi was abducted on May 25, on his way to office by a gang of three armed men who took away his Toyota Yaris car and killed his orderly, Cpl. Usman Musa.

Family sources revealed that Obayomi’s abductors were demanding N150 million as ransom for his release.

Also, the state Commissioner for Lands, Housing and Urban Development, Mr Stephen Mayaki and six others, were abducted on Sunday in Osara, Adavi Local Government Area.

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