Missing high court judge found unhurt


Police in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) have said that a Federal High Court judge, Idrissa Saleh, who had been missing since Saturday, has been found at a filling station in Nyanya.

FCT police spokesman, Anjuguri Manzah, said Saleh was found on Tuesday.


“The missing judge has been found; he was located at a filling station in Nyanya,” Manzah said.

The judge had discharged himself from a hospital where he was undergoing treatment and went out in a taxi to an unknown location since Saturday.

The hospital’s management also said it was not aware of the time the judge left his bed.


FCT police commissioner, Bala Ciroma, had said the matter was not considered a kidnap case.

Saleh worked in the Yobe justice ministry and the Federal Inland Revenue Service before he became a federal high court judge in 2015.