House Of Justice Condemns Abduction Of Judge, 4 sons,Murder of Son, Calls for government quick intervention

The Chief Executive Officer of the House of Justice, Gloria Mabeiam Ballason Esq, has condemned the abduction of a Customary Court Judge, HW Janet Galadima, and her four children as well as the grisly murder of her 14-year old son by the terrorists.

His Worship Janet Galadima was on the night of Sunday 23 June, 2024 abducted along with her four sons at their residence in Mahuta, Kaduna State, North-West Nigeria while her medical doctor husband was away on duty.

The abductors reported to have been about fifteen, took their captives hostage and demanded a huge sum as ransom. On Tuesday 2 July, 2024, the terrorists shot dead the 14-year first son of the Judge when the ransom demanded could not be obtained.

Ballason condemned the abduction and murder in the strongest possible terms stating that judicial officers
under Article 7 of the United Nations Basic Principles on the Independence of the Judiciary, deserve protection and adequate security to enable them carry out their judicial functions and that the Nigerian State has a Constitutional mandate under Section 33 and 14 (2)b of the 1999 Constitution to guarantee and ensure the safety of the Judge, her family and all citizens.

Ballason described the murder of Victor, the 14-year old son of the Judge as ‘grisly and blood curdling ‘ stating that no parent deserves the horror of watching their child being killed in such cold, callous manner.

She called on the Nigerian security agencies, the Governor of Kaduna state, the Nigeria Bar Association and the Judiciary to rise to the urgency of the moment for the protection of lives of His Worship, Janet Galadima and her children and to ensure justice is served.

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