Corrupt judges and NJC

The DSS raided the homes of the judges and arrested Sylvester Ngwuta and Inyang Okoro (both of the Supreme Court); Mohammed Tsamiya (Court of Appeal); Adeniyi Ademola and Muazu Pindiga (both of Federal High Court); Innocent Umezulike (Chief Judge, Enugu State); and Kabir Auta (Kano State High Court). But the raid that generated ruckus happened in Port Harcourt, Rivers State, when the governor, Nyesom Wike, mobilised against the DSS agents arresting an FHC judge. The National Security Agencies Act, Section 3, among others, charges the State Security Service with the…

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Prosecute and jail corrupt judges; it is war against corruption not judges

The dust is yet to settle on the war on corruption which swept across a sect hitherto regarded as sacred cows, as untouchables and sacrosanct. Public opinion continues to swell every passing day as the ripples of the recent DSS raid on some judges across the country widens. Some members of the bar (lawyers) and empathizers in the bench (judges/magistrates) quickly labelled that raid as a crackdown and desecration of the judiciary; an abuse of rights of judges, and a breach of due process; a return to dictatorship and a…

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