Lagos - Gunmen have kidnapped the wife, daughter and driver of a supreme court judge on a road in southern Nigeria apparently hoping for a ransom payment, police said Sunday.
"Three people were seized from their car at a point on the Sagamu-Benin expressway on Friday," a senior police officer in southern Edo State who did not want to be named told AFP.
"We understand the victims are the wife, daughter and driver of Justice Bode Rhodes-Vivour of the Supreme Court," he said.
He said the kidnappers also went away with the car in which the trio were travelling to Benin for a wedding.
"We have launched a manhunt for the criminals with a view to rescuing the victims unhurt," he said.
"We are aware their motive is to collect ransom money from the family, but they are yet to contact the family," he added.