Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, has described as untrue claims by the Department of State Services (DSS) that $2 million (about N900 million) was found in the house of a federal high court judge.
Also, the Chairman of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) in Port Harcourt, Victor Briggs, and the former National Secretary General of NBA, Nimi Walson-Jack, said the attempt to abduct a judge by federal security operatives is intimidation and abuse of the rule of law.
Wike said it was preposterous for the DSS to resort to deliberate misinformation and concocted stories, “to justify its unconstitutional assault on the nation’s judiciary.”
He argued that DSS lacks the constitutional powers to be involved in the legal process to discipline a serving judicial official because there is a legal process that must be .
The governor, during a special dinner for the management and players of Rivers United at the Government House, Port Harcourt, questioned how the DSS operatives who remained outside the building would now declare that N900 million was found in the residence.