DSS Arrests Suspect Over Justice Nwosu-Iheme’s Kidnap

Channels Television  
Updated November 27, 2019


The suspected kidnapper of Justice Chioma Nwosu-Iheme, a judge with the Benin division of the Court of Appeal has been arrested by the operatives of the Department of State Services (DSS).

The alleged kidnap kingpin, identified as Stanley Onoriode Ekemaye, was said to have been tracked down at Okwuzi Egbema in Ogba/Egbema/Ndoni Local Government Area of Rivers State in the early hours of Tuesday.

Justice Nwosu-Iheme was kidnapped by her attackers who killed her police orderly on October 30 after trailing their vehicle from the Ramat park area of the Edo State capital.

She regained her freedom after two weeks.

The Commissioner of Police in the state, Danmallam Mohammed, confirmed that the judge was rescued from kidnappers and later reunited with her family.

The Justice’s abduction led to public outcry from various quarters including the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA), Benin Branch, embarking on a three-day boycott of all courts.

Ekemaye is also believed to have been responsible for several robbery operations around Delta, Edo and Rivers for years as well as high profile kidnappings, including the recent kidnap of the chief medical officer of Irrua specialist hospital, Sylvanus Okogbenin, and a sister-in-law to Governor Ifeanyi Okowa.