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Why we raided judges’ residences – DSS

By Online Editor   |   08 October 2016   |   3:43 pm

The Department of State Services on Saturday said it raided the residences of some Supreme, Appeal and High courts judges in Abuja and in some states due to allegations of corruption against the judges.

Abdullahi Garba, an official of the Service who spoke to journalists in Abuja said huge sums of money were recovered in the raids carried out in Gombe, Port Harcourt, Kano, Sokoto and Enugu.

“These operations were based on allegations of corruptions and other acts of professional misconduct by a few of the suspected Judges,” said Garba.

He said the DSS had not violated any law, saying that the raids were in “line with its core mandate.”

“We have been monitoring the expensive and luxurious lifestyle of some of the Judges as well as complaints from the concerned public over judgment obtained fraudulently and on the basis amounts of money paid.

“The judges involved were invited, upon which due diligence was exhibited and their premises searched. The searches have uncovered huge raw cash of various denominations, local and foreign currencies, with real estate worth several millions of Naira and documents affirming unholy acts by these Judges. ”

Garba said some of the judges have them have made useful statements “while a few have declined even with the glaring evidences that were found against them in terms of material cash, documents and property recovered pointing to their compromise.”

He insisted that the operation will be sustained and “followed till sanity and sanctity is restored to the esteemed third arm of government and public confidence is regained.”

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  • Mare

    But while carrying out your mandate, do not behave like kidnappers and robbers in police and military uniforms.

    • Jumpingbrook

      You just mentioned what/who they are – kidnappers and robbers in police and military uniforms

  • Mazi JO

    “He said the DSS had not violated any law, saying that the raids were (in line with its core mandate)” is the chorus in these investigate hymns. Do not deviate from it and do not, for heavens sake, transgress on the rights of these supposed to be adjutant generals of our Justice system. We always know that no one; absolutely none is above the covenant of the Laws. It seems the Nation will survive after all. You’re going about it piecemeal. It has to be encyclopedic. Great job.

  • AriseNigeria

    IMPEACHMENT is the only way to STOP to a this mad man from total destruction of Nigeria. Yesterday it was the National Assembly that was under siege, Today it is the Judiciary that is under the barrels of gun, Tomorrow, the Press must get permission and clearance before writing stories on Buhari’s government, otherwise they too will be accused of taking BRIBES, to influence the public. WE WARNED, BUT NO ONE LISTINED. ANYTHING IGBO HATES, THERE IS A CAUSE AND A REASON. THANK GOD, I NEVER CASTED A VOTE FOR THIS DEVIL IN ASO ROCK CALLED MUMUHEAD BUHARI

    • Austin_77478

      Don’t let your Biafra agitation be a nebulous to what’s going on in Nigeria. Sometimes, one has to fight fire with fire.

      • Factual Being

        Yea! I subscribe to that! But this is even still water in my opinion, not yet fire. I wonder why people blab and wail about simple things. Biafra has beclouded their reasoning issue and I don’t know why they are still in the so called zoo, yeye people.

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  • AriseNigeria

    Jungle justice without due process is a death sentence to Nigerian democracy, such nonsense will never see the light of the day in Biafran held territory.

  • Factual Being

    I just laugh when I read through some comments on here, that makes me wonder…can Nigeria be ever restored?
    Its not strange that Nigeria is enslaved by a certain thing called corruption, which must be tackled head-on. In doing that, I vividly accept that rule of law must be followed, of which has not been bridged in this case.
    Its not contrary to the rule of law to arrest any suspected individual, no matter the status if not covered by the ‘yeye’ immunity; and the last time I checked, Judges are not covered. 
    I wonder how Nigerians sound when things like this happen. Imagine how many ordinary Nigerians are arrested on daily basis based on suspected crime allegations that are not as weightier as this? How many ordinary Nigerians are mobbed through jungle justice on baseless ‘small crimes’ by fellow ordinary Nigerians? I wonder how we citizens feel so self relegated that we think the elite class are super humans and bigger than the common man on the streets and can do as they like and go away with it.
    The point here is…these judges are suspects, arrested based on allegations from some quarters for some alleged crimes of bribery and co. So, what’s wrong with that?
    Anyone arrested is INNOCENT until proven otherwise by a court of law. Its just this simple…I don’t know the reason for the Brouhaha! Maybe because of their personality and position.
    In no time, we’ll want a magic from the president. We’ll want him to build the wall of Jericho in a day just because the wall fell in a day.
    If what we see as ‘not normal things’ like this are not done, sanity cannot be restored to the country. Country men and women, if all we want is for the elite to be above the law and only the commoners subjected to the law, then, lets keep enjoying in dreamland.
    God Bless Nigeria!

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