NJC writes Senate over raid on judges home

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According to reports, the National Judicial Council has written to the Senate on the recent raid on the homes of some judges in the country by operatives of the Department of State Services.

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This was disclosed during the plenary on Wednesday by the Chairman of Senate Committee on Judiciary, Human Rights and Legal Matters, Senator David Umaru.

Umaru said: “The essence of bringing up this matter is to seek approval from the Senate for the Committee on Judiciary, Human Rights and Legal Matters to conduct necessary oversight function on the matter.”

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In his ruling the President of the Senate, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki, said the committee has the power to conduct oversight function on any agency under its jurisdiction and does not need any approval from the Senate to do so.

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