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Full List: Eight More Nigerian Judges To Be Arrested In SSS Clampdown

At least eight more senior judges in Nigeria are being investigated for corruption and may be arrested anytime from now.

The eight are part of 15 judges that are being investigated by the State Security Service for alleged corrupt practices.

Already, seven judges were arrested between Friday night and Saturday morning in raids that have been condemned by lawyers and Nigerian rights groups.

The seven judges arrested and currently in detention at the SSS office are Justice 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.

Messrs Umezulike, Auta, and Tsamiya had earlier been recommended for sack by the National Judicial Council for alleged corrupt activities.

The seven arrested judges were still at the SSS office on Sunday evening.

A source at the headquarters of the security service also confirmed that the judges were allowed to see their families and have made relevant statements to the security agency.

Although the identity of the eight others being investigated is not yet clear, at least one of them is a member of the Supreme Court, a source said.

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  • chika bibian

    Alright

  • Mezzy Gilbert

    Make I c road

  • Ok seen i heard some are trying to run

  • Cornel Nwankwo

    For alleged corrupt practices……

    They should be investigated in the right manner to avoid violation of human rights, neglect of the principles of separation of powers and also to avoid undermining the Independence for the third arm of government.

    Proper methods should be adopted in carrying out any arrest on the judges; those methods must be in accordance to the rule of law.

  • badmos

    The fight against corruption will b tough for d government, d masses and dats y we hav roads dat are not good, hospitals dats an eyesaw and water causing sickness. If we try to support some set of people who are not helping us, our children will suffer d most and dis must stop. To hell with biased fight against corruption.

    • Cornel Nwankwo

      In essence bro……what are you insinuating?

      • badmos

        Am referring top those who are against what d president is doing.

  • WillieBravo

    Hmmmm! Amidst all this criticisms they still intend to arrest more? Smh

    • Cornel Nwankwo

      What are you talking about……..that some soldiers were killed, does that stop you from going to war?

      • WillieBravo

        My brother those guys are overstepping their bounds. U and I know what they are doing is politrickal.

  • Olovo Obinna

    If they are found guilty,, they should be prosecuted… But the approach by DSS is what I kick against knowing that ,,,they don’t even have solid evidence against this men

    • Cornel Nwankwo

      No one is talking about solid evidence here.
      What am sure is that DSS won’t make such mistakes as to the first arrest on the judges….

      • Olovo Obinna

        You talk as if your not in Nigeria …..wait until u hear same DSS releases the same judges …their activities do far is based on allegations

        • Cornel Nwankwo

          Went to United States of America last month.

        • Cornel Nwankwo

          Went to United States of America last month.

          • Olovo Obinna

            No wonder

          • Cornel Nwankwo

            Now you know

        • Cornel Nwankwo

          Went to the states last month

    • Cornel Nwankwo

      They will adopt better measures in accordance to the rule of law.

      • Olovo Obinna

        If them like oh

        • Cornel Nwankwo

          They will

  • emekachilaka

    Hehehe 9ja my country

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