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I Made My Money From Rice Business, Arrested Judge Tells DSS

Posted: Oct 17, 2016 at 1:56 pm   /   by   /   comments (8)

One of the judges arrested by the Department of State Services (DSS) in its October 14 operation says he made the money found in his house from his rice business, a security source has said.

The judge, whose identity was not revealed, denied that it was proceeds from crime.

The DSS said it confiscated nearly N100 million in cash from the residences of some of the judges, while foreign currencies running into hundreds of thousands of dollars and tens of thousands of pounds were also confiscated.

“One of the judges said he made his money legitimately, that he sells rice. He said this in a written statement,” the source said, pointing out that the claim is subject to verification since there will be paper trail and taxes involved.

Another judge said the foreign currencies found on him were his unspent estacode – the allowances paid to government officials on foreign trips, usually in dollars.

“The amount discovered which he claimed to be estacode beggars belief, but then it makes investigation easier since the documents can be traced and subjected to forensic tests,” he said.

He denied claims that a judge was arrested at gunpoint.

“The judge resisted arrest and called for his lawyer. Ironically, the lawyer came on the scene and affirmed that the search warrants were in order and the judge was arrested,” the source added.

Comments (8)

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  • Yusuf Ado Oct 17, 2016 at 3:48 pm Yusuf Ado

    Sorry Dude, tell them what they want to save your Ass

  • Victoria Jodale Oct 17, 2016 at 3:15 pm Victoria Jodale

    Saraki said the same thing.

  • Abubakar Hussein Oct 17, 2016 at 3:08 pm Abubakar Hussein

    He should be charged before a Magistrate to defend himself not a High Court

  • Charly Austine Oct 17, 2016 at 2:51 pm Charly Austine

    They are the custodians of law and they know the law more than any other person so the government cannot defeat them

  • Tayo Ayinla Oct 17, 2016 at 2:42 pm Tayo Ayinla

    Funny, smuggled rice?

  • Nonyelum Desire Atueyi Oct 17, 2016 at 2:10 pm Nonyelum Desire Atueyi

    story for the morons, God will judge and destroy you all, ndi ori

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