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DSS Embarks on Nationwide Arrest of Supreme and High Court Judges

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DSS Attack - Bella NaijaThe Department of State Services (DSS) on Friday night and in the early hours of Saturday embarked on a nationwide arrest of Supreme Court and High Court judges.

According to reports, the judges are being arrested for alleged corrupt practices before, during, and after the 2015 General Elections.

Among those arrested were Sylvester Ngwuta of the Supreme Court; Niyi Ademola and Nnamdi Dimgba, of the Federal High Court; Muazu Pindiga, of Gombe High Court.

There are also reports that a Supreme Court judge and two other judges have been illegally arrested in other states.

This morning, Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers state foiled an attempt by the Police and DSS to illegally arrest a Federal High Court judge in Rivers state.

In Abuja, alleged SSS agents beat down the doors of judges. At the residence of Justice Dimgba, they assaulted his brother.

According to Vanguard, a top Federal Ministry of Justice official said last night:

The Federal Government has commenced the arrest and detention of some corrupt judges as part of its effort to cleanse the judiciary. This exercise has just begun and will continue until the bad eggs are flushed out to give the country a new lease of life.

The operation may not be concluded tonight but I can assure you that we will carry it to a logical conclusion in the overall interest of the nation.

 

28 Comments

  1. somto

    October 8, 2016 at 2:39 pm

    Story Story Story of the Buhari govt, it will still end like the Sarakigate. Too much noisemaking no results.

    • Fin.

      October 8, 2016 at 4:32 pm

      “”In Abuja, alleged SSS agents beat down the doors of judges. At the residence of Justice Dimgba, they assaulted his brother.””

      What kind of dictatorship, what kind of tyrant and tyranny, what kind of so-called government is this? Is this democracy?

      Is it terrorists they are going to flush out of the forest or heavily-armed 15 – 25 man gangs of armed robbers or kidnappers from their dens or hideouts?

      What happened to “”inviting people for questioning””? If you are not satisfied, then detain them and put them under arrest or whatever the lawful, democratic procedure is! Even going to their homes to arrest them, what is with beating down doors and assaulting people? Did they go peacefully and ask to see the judges and then, the households brought out firepower that they had to then had to go on the offensive and brutally attack?

      They should be sued for the damage to property and sued for assault.

      I don’t know the judges or their families; if they are corrupt and there is evidence against them, let them be tried properly according to the rule of law from start to finish but this is a government that has shown no respect for the rule of law, that has shown no knowledge or awareness of the law or of democratic principles

      This is no democracy. This buharicrazy needs to end now. Can’t take any more.

    • EE

      October 8, 2016 at 6:32 pm

      Sorry but do you know your people??? Nigeria wants entertainment, all your high-faluting ideas about democracy (right or wrong) doesn’t matter to the average Nigerian who just wants to see a “big man”, “suffer small” too.

    • Dr Osaz

      October 8, 2016 at 8:42 pm

      Who will effectively try the corrupt judges in the Nigerian courts?
      And for how long shall we be waiting for democratic processes when no case gets rightly and timely concluded by d court?

      Who democracy of men epp anyway? In taking decisions for developing a nation/organisation, d decisions of d majority are more often than not catastrophic because most people don’t know what they want or are too greedy to support what is beneficial to others?

      How many nations emerge from undeveloped/underdeveloped into developed?
      Singapore had to aggressively deal with corruption, injustice, and mismanagement (led by Lee Quan Yewn) to be who they are today. Tanzania’s economy is today one of d top 6 fastest growing economies in Africa, courtesy of the ruthless execution of good and needed policies by their new President, regardless of democratic processes and who’s not happy. U might need to read about the 4 men that built America to understand where America came from b4 embracing democracy and selling it to the world. Even God didn’t create democracy_ d people requested for it! Ask Peter Obi if following democratic due processes that d majority will be happy with or that is the norm could have achieved for him what he achieved in financial prudence and economic stability of Anambra today- he had to defile those processes severally and made d majority unhappy to the extent of impeachment attempts against him.

      Summary: when d majority are pro-corruption, injustice, & mismanagement; how can a government of the people (majority), for d people, & by d people get d country out of her doldrum? Insanity is doing the same thing over and over again, and be expecting a different result!

    • Dr Osaz

      October 8, 2016 at 8:45 pm

      Who will effectively try the corrupt judges in the Nigerian courts?
      And for how long shall we be waiting for democratic processes when no case gets rightly and timely concluded by d court?

      Who democracy of men epp anyway? In taking decisions for developing a nation/organisation, d decisions of d majority are more often than not catastrophic because most people don’t know what they want or are too greedy to support what is beneficial to others?

      How many nations emerge from undeveloped/underdeveloped into developed, courtesy of democracy of men?
      Singapore had to aggressively deal with corruption, injustice, and mismanagement (led by Lee Quan Yewn) to be who they are today. Tanzania’s economy is today one of d top 6 fastest growing economies in Africa, courtesy of the ruthless execution of good and needed policies by their new President, regardless of democratic processes and who’s not happy. U might need to read about the 4 men that built America to understand where America came from b4 embracing democracy and selling it to the world. Even God didn’t create democracy_ d people requested for it! Ask Peter Obi if following democratic due processes that d majority will be happy with or that is the norm could have achieved for him what he achieved in financial prudence and economic stability of Anambra today- he had to defile those processes severally and made d majority unhappy to the extent of impeachment attempts against him.

      Summary: when d majority are pro-corruption, injustice, & mismanagement; how can a government of the people (majority), for d people, & by d people get d country out of her doldrum? Insanity is doing the same thing over and over again, and be expecting a different result!

  2. xplorenollywood.com

    October 8, 2016 at 3:06 pm

    You have a point but I’m optimistic this will shake the judges sha and get them to do the right thing in the courts and purge our justice system. I will be keeping watch!

    • Ekene

      October 8, 2016 at 6:34 pm

      It will shake them in a wrong way. Why not do it the proper way. It will only create a coward judiciary afraid of the executive and ever willing to dance to its tune, lawfully or unlawfully.

  3. yemite

    October 8, 2016 at 3:10 pm

    Yes this is new development. Nigeria lawyer are too corrupt especially many SAN from Lagos…pls government shld track them more. Saraki case is different, we all know that some APC kabal doesn’t want Saraki as senate president but as far as I am concern am support of saraki as senate president not that is so clean but still far better than what’s thiefnubu n lie lie want.

  4. Rk

    October 8, 2016 at 4:19 pm

    Bella Naija it’s not Gov. Wike of Bayelsa state oooo pls correct to Rivers State.. This is not Linda’s blog abeg

  5. Nunulicious

    October 8, 2016 at 4:20 pm

    There is a rumble in the jungle. Who will be shaken?
    This is reminiscent of some decades ago when somebody was oga at the top. The more things change, the more they remain the same.

  6. nene+

    October 8, 2016 at 4:41 pm

    I wonder if the throng of SAN ‘s and lawyers who defended Buhari’s certificate (lessness) are corrupt or not?

    It is not corruption when it suits them but verrrry corrupt when his perceived enemies go free.

    Isn’t Judiciary supposed to be independent?
    Is it the Daura DSS that isn’t corrupt?

    Buhari must think Nigerians are blind!

    Those screaming sanitise judiciary do you mean lawyers should hang all those alleged to be involved in corrupt practices in Buhari’s optics? And allow tyranny?

    The executive Buhari and his household must be saints!

  7. Author Unknown

    October 8, 2016 at 5:26 pm

    The only thing I fault in this report is “At the residence of Justice Dimgba, they assaulted his brother.” Otherwise, good job. It shouldn’t stop at corrupt practices relating to the 2015 General Elections. It should be extended to all corrupt practices by our judiciary which has for many years become so rampant. Clean up the judiciary, let the rule of law prevail, and watch Nigeria change for the better.

    • Ekene

      October 8, 2016 at 6:35 pm

      Arrested at night

  8. Las

    October 8, 2016 at 5:35 pm

    About bloody time. Everyone and their cousin knows most of these judges are a cancer to the system. Godspeed to all security operatives involved, Nigeria will be great again.

    • kikiki

      October 8, 2016 at 6:03 pm

      Yes Nigeria will be great again when pretentious people like you are flushed out. This is for las.

    • OneFineSay

      October 8, 2016 at 7:17 pm

      Please ssssshut it! Kwaruption enabler!

      Arrest them all!!!

      Kill them all!!

      Next thew honorables, then senators, then gov’s, then the darn president himself!

    • Las

      October 9, 2016 at 1:22 am

      Girrrl, since I don’t live in Nigeria, permit me to say save the environment by not wasting water. As for being pretentious, no ma’am, I am just a Nigerian who wishes the very best for the country and really wants to return to a sane Nigeria, Although going by your comment, you are probably related to one of the looters and robbers,

  9. Spunky

    October 8, 2016 at 7:49 pm

    Words fail me…

  10. tunmi

    October 8, 2016 at 8:09 pm

    This allegation of assaulting someone’s brother during an arrest needs to be investigated. Same with the allegation of an illegal arrest. As long as arrest warrants were served and signed by a judge, it’s still following the rule of law. Journalists, wherefore art thou??

  11. Ethio

    October 8, 2016 at 8:12 pm

    people are actually in support of this? dear Lord! the judiciary is an arm of government not a subordinate to the executive. yes Nigeria’s entire governmental setup needs purging but is this the right way? words fail me too

  12. baby geh sipping tea

    October 8, 2016 at 8:26 pm

    Everyday I imagine things cannot get worse but they do. This administration is beyond disgraceful. Really embarrassed at some of the comments here, do you know what slippery slopes are? There is a procedure for dealing with corrupt judges and anything other than acting within the rule of law is dictatorial. Yes, the judiciary needs cleansing but weakening an already weakened institution is pathetic. and many of you are enablers of the tyranny that will surely come, Not calling out your government when it acts outside the rule of law is tacit suport for impunity.

    This government is clearly hiding behind “fighting corruption” to fight political battles. This is terrible. This attack on the judiciary is to ensure they are frightened into doing the executive’s bidding, This is a horrible trend in a fragile democracy. There is a reason we have seperation of powers and checks and blances in our democracy, There is a National Judicial Council (NJC) that deals with allegations of corruptions against judges. The NJC has recommended the suspenson and sack of many corrupt judges in the past, why should the executive meddle and arrogate powers to itself that it does not have. Slippery slopes my people, slippery slopes. if you are not genuinely worried, you should be.

    Plus, its also obvious there’s a plot to ensure Walter Onnoghen does not become the next Chief Justice of Nigeria even though he is the most senior supreme court judge. Onnoghen is a fine and brilliant judge who has put in productive years on the bench unfortunately his only crime is that he is not a northerner.

    Sad and embarrassed that Nigerians bought into the “reformed democrat” charade in 2015. we take a few steps foward then take a zillion backwards. Welcome to 1984.

    • oyegun

      October 8, 2016 at 9:05 pm

      May God deliver us from Chinakwe’s dog aka Buhari.

    • Mrs chidukane

      October 8, 2016 at 9:50 pm

      Hmmmm, this is not good. I wonder who advises these people. This is actually illegal as it is the sole preserve of the NJC to discipline erring judges. This administration is not bigger than us all, this will not end well. Are there no lawyers in the FG or DSS to advise them or what? So disheartening.

  13. yemite

    October 8, 2016 at 9:15 pm

    Hnmmmn!! something is fishing,,,,while is it only PDP state all this DSS only went to arrest judges? Hmnn Ameachi and thiefnubu with lie lie. Now I belief what the senate president said that “their are clue of people form secrete government under the mr president cabinet”….

  14. mr x

    October 8, 2016 at 9:24 pm

    Someone has to do the dirty job. no one qualified that General Buhari. Old soldier. I don;t like the tactics it’s a bit crude for our present day democracy. But look at it our corrupt officials haven’t change their crude corrupt way hence my approval. Sai Buhari. I know he might not do alot but he will weed out corruption for sure. not totally but to a bare minimum. We should support this effort. else it will be BAU for us all.

    • oyegun

      October 8, 2016 at 9:46 pm

      Are you sick mr x? You supports this tyranny, please use the substance in your skull called brain. I hope this Chinakwe’s dog will not end democracy in Nigeria.

  15. nnenne

    October 8, 2016 at 11:38 pm

    Don’t care what they are doing,but Juge Onnoghen, who’s next in line, must be the next chief justice of Nigeria. Enogh of all these hide and seek.

    FYI: He is from itshekiri and not from my tribe before you all will cry that am tribalistic.
    I love fairness

  16. kristin

    October 9, 2016 at 5:35 am

    When u people finish haf finish all your rubbish, Walter Samuel Nkanu Onnoghen J.S.C. for CJN.

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