DSS To Arrest 8 More Judges
The Department of State Security Service (DSS) has concluded plans to arrest eight more judges, despite threat by the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA).
The NBA through its President Abubakar Mahmoud had asked President Muhammadu Buhari to order release of the 7 judges already in DSS custody or ‘face consequences’.
The DSS disclosed that the seven judges arrested will be charged to court any moment.
Speaking on the bribe allegations against the judges, the DSS said it had enough evidence to prosecute the case in the court of law and prove that the judges were actually involved in some corrupt practices.
The seven judge currently being interrogated by the DSS over corruption allegation include; Justices Inyang Okoro and Sylvester Ngwuta of the Supreme Court; Adeniyi Ademola of the Federal High Court, Abuja; Kabir Auta of the Kano High Court; Muazu Pindiga of the Gombe High Court, Mohammed Tsamiya of the Court of Appeal in Ilorin, and the Chief Judge of Enugu State, I. A. Umezulike.
As at last night, the arrested judges were still at the DSS custody.