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DSS Arrests Judges Over Corruption In Judiciary

Posted: Oct 8, 2016 at 6:48 pm   /   by   /   comments (1)
Barely a week after the National Judicial Council recommended the dismissal and suspension of judges of the Appeal and lower courts in Ilorin and Kano?, as well as the Chief Judge of Enugu State, the Department of State Security, on Friday night and Saturday morning arrested Supreme Court justices as well as judges of the lower courts on allegation of pervating justice in the aftermath of the 2015 general elections across the country.
There were reports Friday night that the DSS were in the Abuja homes of two apex court judges within the legislators’ quarters in a bid to establish whether they indeed aided and abetted corruption during and after the 2015 general elections.

The two Supreme Court Justice allegedly subverted judgement in favour of one of the two leading political parties in Akwa Ibom State and another state in the South East were arrested.

Three judges from Sokoto, Bauchi and Kano were also reportedly arrested for allegedly collecting bribes, according to a top source involved in the operation.

Similarly, a popular Federal High Court judge in Abuja from the South West and another who recently countered his colleague’s judgement relating to the ongoing PDP crisis, was also picked up.

Also taken into custody last night, were some suspected fraudulent court registrars, believed to have being involved in the judgment for cash.

Another federal high court judge, who lives in Apo area of Abuja, had his house surrounded by DSS operatives, after failing to gain access.

The judge who recently freed a retired Air Force officer accused of taking bribes running into billions of Naira, not knowing why he was surrounded by armed security men, was calling for help.

A top Federal Ministry of Justice official was quoted last night as saying: “The Federal Government has commenced the arrest and detention of some corrupt judges as part of its effort to cleanse the judiciary.

“This exercise has just begun and will continue until the bad eggs are flushed out to give the country a new lease of life.

” The operation may not be concluded tonight but I can assure you that we will carry it to a logical conclusion in the overall interest of the nation,” the official added.

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