A Minna High Court judge, Justice Mohammed Maiyaki, was at the weekend beaten up by suspected hoodlums according to The Nation Newspaper.
He was attacked about 8pm at Katerigi village while travelling for a wedding in Bida, Niger State.
It was learnt that the judge stopped to repair his wife’s car that had electrical problem and asked the villagers for an electrician.
Suspected hoodlums attacked him after recognising him as a judge.
Justice Maiyaki was said to have sustained a deep cut in the head, following the use of sharp objects on him.
He was rescued by his friends from Bida, after a distress call by his wife.
The judge was reportedly taken to the Federal Medical Centre (FMC), Bida.
The Nation, gathered that an assistant commissioner of police in charge of Criminal Investigation Department (CID) was leading a team of detectives to investigate the matter.
Police spokesman Bala Elkana confirmed the incident. He said nobody has been arrested.