Bandits Release Kaduna Judge Janet Gimba, Demand N150m Ransom For Her Three Children

Bandits Release Kaduna Judge Janet Gimba, Demand N150m Ransom For Her Three Children

Bandits on Wednesday night, released Janet Gimba, the Kaduna Customary Court judge, who was abducted alongside her four children about 11 days ago. 

According to reports, three of her children are still being held in captivity. 

The judge and  her children were abducted on June 23 at their residence in Mahuta, a suburb of Kaduna metropolis. 

One of the children, a 14 year old boy,  was however, killed on Tuesday by the bandits when the N298 ransom demanded could not be delivered at stipulated time.

The bandits were said to have asked the judge to deliver the ransom within three days or the children will be killed. 

The ransom is said to have been reduced to N150m from the initial N298m.

On June 23, the bandits invaded their residence at night when her husband, Musa Gimba, a medical doctor was on duty in the hospital. 

The remains of her son was said to have been picked from where it was dumbed by the bandits and  deposited in the hospital.

Speaking in a telephone interview on Thursday evening, the traumatised judge, said after the bandits reduced the ransom, they released her and asked her to go and bring N150m for the release of her children.

She said, “Initially they demanded for N298m, but they have reduced it to N150m and they released me to go and bring the money before my children are released.”

Meanwhile family and friends of the judge have taken to social media platforms to solicit for help from well meaning individuals to facilitate the release of the children.

One of the family friends, Sixtus Omokhagbor, wrote on his  Facebook page:  “Thanks so much for your huge contributions. Janet Gimba, has just been released but without her remaining three sons. 

“They were supposed to have killed the kids yesterday but we begged for few days. Ransom (has been) reduced to N150m and three  days to raise the money or they would be killed.

“First son is in the mortuary. Please, we need more financial support to release her kids.

Send you contributions to Dr. Musa Gimba, Acct. 2007150180 First Bank.” 

 John Shiklam

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