According to reports, the National Assembly resolved yesterday to probe last weekend’s raids and arrests of judges by the Department of State Services (DSS) which generated an uproar among Nigerians.
Both chambers of the federal legistature raised committees to investigate the DSS ‘sting’ operations and report back within six weeks.
This is even as the National Judicial Council (NJC) which held an emergency meeting yesterday ended inconclusively. It reconvenes today.
Justifying the raids, the Attorney-General of the Federation (AGF)/Justice Minister, Abubakar Malami (SAN) […]
It was gathered that the Senate on Tuesday described the arrest of some judges last weekend as ultra vires and abuse of powers by virtue of Acts empowering them.
Mover of the motion under matters of urgent national interest, Senator Joshua Lidani, in his outright condemnation of the arrest, argued that the corruption allegations against the judges ought to have been handled by the Nigeria Police which has the mandate to do so.
He pointed that the National Security Agencies Act, 2000 […]
Former Aviation Minister, Femi Fani-Kayode on Sunday continued his tongue-lashing of the federal government over the arrest of judges by the Department of State Services, DSS.
Fani-Kayode had on Saturday lampooned the agency for the over night raid, accusing President Muhammadu Buhari of being dictatorial.
In response to the widespread condemnation that trailed the arrests, by bodies such as Afenifere, the Nigeria Bar Association, NBA, among others, the DSS issued a lengthy statement, explaining why it moved against the senior Judicial officers
It was gathered that the Yoruba socio-political group, Afenifere, lawyers and some human rights groups have strongly kicked against the recent invasion of the homes of judges and the arrest of over four of them by the Department of State Services.
According to them, the actions of the DSS showed that Nigeria had returned to the harsh military era, including the regime of President Muhammadu Buhari in 1984.
It was gathered that some gun-wielding DSS and police operatives had on Friday night […]