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Supreme Court Judge Links His Arrest By The DSS To Bribery Attempt By Amaechi

• It’s not true, say minister’s aide, Peterside • Justice Ademola hands off Dasuki’s trial Embattled Justice of the Supreme Court, John Inyang Okoro, yesterday fired back, linking his travails to his refusal to do the bidding of the Transport Minister, Chibuike Amaechi. Justice Okoro, who was one of the …

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National Judicial Council Supports Arrested Judges, Denounces the DSS – Says Arrests Amounts To “Intimidation” Of Judiciary

The National judicial Council has officially reacted to the raid at judges’ residences by operatives of the State security Service over the weekend, describing the operation as the height of impunity. In a statement after its two-day meeting Thursday, the NJC condemned the operation as an attempt to intimidate the …

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EFCC Showed In Court That Barrister Rickey Tarfa Falsified His Age

Mr. Tosin Owobo, an Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) prosecution witness, in the ongoing trial of Rickey Tarfa, a senior advocate, on Thursdayin Lagos insisted that the lawyer falsfied his age in the assets declaration form. Tarfa is standing trial before Justice A.A. Akintoye on a 27-count charge bordering …

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Nigerians “Flood” SSS With Petitions Against Judges, Demand Wider Probe

Nigerians who in the past questioned the conduct of many judges, but had no way of prompting investigations despite having evidence of wrongdoing, are inundating the State Security Service with petitions after last weekend’s arrest of seven judges, security sources said Wednesday. The petitioners accuse the judges of fraud and …

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AGF exposes corruption at National Judicial Council, sends more Judges’ names to DSS for arrest

The Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Mr. Abubakar Malami, has forwarded the names of more judges to the Department of State Services, DSS, for investigation. The DSS said it was investigating eight other judges and with the six names submitted to the DSS by the AGF, …

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“Crackdown” On Judicial Officers – Separating The Law From Sentiments

The State Security Service (SSS) embarked on an unprecedented “crackdown” on allegedly corrupt judicial officers across the country over the weekend. Among the judicial officers whose houses were searched and thereafter arrested and detained are two Justices of the Supreme Court of Nigeria; Justices Sylvester Ngwuta and Inyang Okoro. As …

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Senate Moves To amend DSS Act, Reps Summon AGF, Daura

As more criticisms trail the arrest of some judges, the Senate has resolved to amend the laws that establish some security outfits in the country, including the Department of State Services (DSS). The Senate yesterday condemned what it called “the draconian manner” in which the DSS invaded the residences of …

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Rivers Commissioner of Police To Be Sanctioned – For ‘aiding’ Governor Wike To Scuttle Judge’s Arrest

The Commissioner of Police, Rivers State Command, Mr. Francis Odesanya, is under fire for his role in the aborted arrest of a judge of the Federal High Court, Port Harcourt, in the early hours of Saturday, The PUNCH learnt on Sunday. The Rivers State Governor, Chief Nyesom Wike, was said …

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Arrest of Corrupt Judges: Nigerians Back President Buhari

Some Nigerians have expressed support to the Buhari administration  over the arrest of some judges for alleged corruption and professional misconduct. In the same vein, they condemned the threat by the leadership of Nigeria Bar Association (NBA) on the matter. Those who made the call in interviews with the News …

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Press Release: DSS Official Statement On Arrested Alleged Corrupt Judges in Nigeria

The Department of State Services (DSS) in the past few days, has embarked on series of special sting operations involving some Judges of the Supreme, Appeal and High Courts. These operations were based on allegations of corruptions and other acts of professional misconduct by a few of the suspected Judges. …

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