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NIGERIA: Justice Rhodes-Vivour’s Wife, Daughter Regain Freedom

The wife and daughter of Supreme Court Justice Bode Rhodes-Vivour Tuesday regained their freedom from kidnappers’ den, 17 days after their abduction.

The duo, along with their driver, was kidnapped on May 10   between Ekiadolor and Okada on the Ore-Benin Expressway while they were travelling to prepare for the daughter’s wedding.

A source close to the family told CODEWIT yesterday that the victims were released to Justice Rhodes-Vivour in Benin City at about 11 am.
The justice was accompanied to Benin-City by some friends and family to receive his wife and daughter.

CODEWIT however could not ascertain whether ransom was paid to the kidnappers to secure the release of the victims.
Shortly after their release, the justice and his freed family members flew back to Lagos where the family resides.

However, when contacted, the Edo State Commissioner of Police, Mr. Folunsho A. Adebanjo, informed CODEWIT that the state command was not aware of the release of the victims.

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