Nine days after an emergency meeting on the arrests of some of its judges nationwide, the National Judicial Council (NJC) has said although judges have no immunity from arrests, the judiciary is still an independent arm of government that should be accorded respect and Due Process.
On October 7, the Department of State Services (DSS) arrested some judges in a midnight ‘sting operation’ across the country, on alleged corruption and false declaration of assets.
The council said the manner of arrests has […]
One of the judges, Honourable Justice Muhammad Liman, purportedly arrested over alleged involvement in corrupt practices, has reacted to reports that his house was raided by officers of the Department of State Services, DSS.
The operatives of the DSS had raided the official quarters of some judges at Abuja, Gombe, Kano and Port Harcourt and were said to have ended up arresting at least four judicial officers.
Hours after the massive clampdown, the DSS released a statement, detailing how operatives found a […]
Some Abuja-based lawyers have condemned the arrest and invasion of homes of judges by the Department of State Services (DSS).
The lawyers spoke with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in separate interviews in Abuja on Sunday.
While some decried the invasion of the homes of the judges at night, others described it as a step in the right direction.
The critics said that the DSS had no right to invade the houses of the judges because the allegations had nothing to do […]