Senate condemns invasion of Judges homes, refuses to summon DSS boss

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According to reports, the Senate on Tuesday condemned the invasion‎ of the residences of Judges by operatives of the Department of State Services over allegations of corruption.

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The Upper Chamber however kicked against the request to summon the Director General of the DSS, Lawal Daura, to explain why his men invaded the Judges’ residences without recourse to the National Judicial Council.

The decision of the Senate was sequel to a matter of urgent national importance brought under Orders 42 and 52 of the Senate’s Rules Book by Senator Joshua Lidani.

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Lidani in a point of order raised over unlawful arrests of Judges by the official of the DSS, expressed the full support of the Senate to the fight against corruption, but decried the unlawful approach adopted by the DSS.

Lidani said: “The fight against corruption should be done within the confines of the law.

“The Senate supports the fight against corruption, but with strict observance to the principles of separation of power.”

Seconding the motion, Senator Dino Melaye said it was wrong for the DSS to invade the Judges’ residence without recourse to the Judiciary.‎

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5 thoughts on “Senate condemns invasion of Judges homes, refuses to summon DSS boss

  1. The NJC only reluctantly retires extremely corrup Judges and allow them to enjoy the proceeds of corruption. They also get their gratuities and pensions encouraging other serving Judges to indulge in corrupt practices. This has been the bane of the Nigerian Judiciary - The untouchables.

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  2. The senate has no business inferring in this matter
    They should have so much to do about their duty to have enough time to involve themseives with security agents who are only doing their job
    The police and other security agents have every right to search the home of any suspected criminal, including bribe takers
    The judges are not by any means covered by imunity
    So all they need to do is go to court and defend themselves if they know they are innocent
    All these corruption sympathises condemning the the DSS for doing their legal duty are just exposing Nigeria to global ridicule

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