Arrested Judges Across Nigeria: Here Are The Facts

Facts about DSS overnight raid on some judges across Nigeria:


1. Sources within DSS say Supreme Court nominee for Chief Justice of
Nigeria Justice Walter Onnoghen not targeted in raids conducted so far.

2. Justices John Inyang Okoro And Sylvanus Ngwuta of the Supreme Court
Justices “arrested” in connection with bribery by Gov. Nyesom, Ngwuta
reportedly traveled to Qatar to pick up bribes that he shared with
Ngwuta and some others.

3. Gov.
Wike sprang up late night to obstruct the arrest of Justice Abdullahi
Liman in Port Harcourt, but security sources claimed that he left when
confronted by Police and DSS agents who threatened to shoot him

4. There was a siege on the home of a young judge, Dimgba Nnamdi, who
apparently has been a thorn in the side of the DSS lately. When the
siege was over his brother had been brutalized only for them to show him
a “search warrant” meant for Justice Okoro. Dimgba was “roughened up”
but not arrested.

4. Justice Muazu Pindiga was arrested in Gombe
and currently penning his statement regarding his role in the Rivers
election tribunal bribery.

5. Justice Tsamiya who was recently “compulsorily retired” by the NJC was not home when the DSS team invaded his Gwarimpa home.

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6. DSS team reportedly arrived Justice Adeniyi Ademola’s house in Abuja
asked him to come out, but he claimed he wasn’t home, however, his
cellphone signal gave him away. He was subsequently arrested with at
least N300 million found in different local and foreign currencies in his

It is claimed that the raids were carried out between
DSS and the Nigerian Police, later learnt Police bungled some of the
raids by tipping off their targets.

The security agencies claim
the raids took place after they carried out independent investigations
from petitions submitted to the NJC against some of the judges.

Raid ought to have taken place last week but had to be postponed. Arrested judges will appear in court early next week!

Source: Sahara Reporters

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