Arrested Judges in BIG trouble as Nigerians flood SSS with petitions against them

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– Mountains of accusations have been filed by aggrieved Nigerians against judges arrested in DSS raid at the weekend

– SSS sources say that the secret police has received several petitions with accusations and further proofs of the corrupt practices engaged in by the judges

– The DSS says it is waiting for the judiciary disciplinary body NJC on allegations it has submitted to it but confirms that the judges will be arraigned next week

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The destruction caused by the DSS in the home of one of the judges overnight

Angry Nigerians have bombarded the Department of State Service (DSS) with petitions against the judges arrested in the DSS raid at the weekend, Premium Times.

A source within the DSS revealed that the move against the judges by the secret police on Friday, October 7 and Saturday, October 8 has opened up a floodgate of complaints from Nigerians who have levelled different accusations against the jurists.

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“It’s like everyone who has had cause to go to court for one reason or the other has been a victim,” the SSS source told Premium Times on Wednesday, October 12.

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Scene of DSS raid on judges

The seven judges who were picked in the DSS raid in six-states, including Abuja and now have mountains of petitions against them are:  Supreme Court judges Inyang Okoro and Sylvester Ngwuta and federal high court judges Adeniyi Ademola and Mohammed Tsamiya were also arrested in Abuja.

Others arrested in Kano, Gombe and Enugu respectively were Kabir Auta, Muazu Pindiga and Innocent Umezulike.

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Contrary to earlier reports that federal government has dropped the idea of prosecuting them, Premium Times reports that the judges are expected to be arraigned next week.

It quoted sources as saying that the SSS is only awaiting word from the National Judicial Council (NJC) after sending proofs of its allegations against the judges to the judiciary body.

“We have written the NJC about what has happened and we expect the NJC to take some decisions about the affected judges this week,” one source said. “Once that is done, hopefully by next week or thereabout, we should arraign them in court.”

Meanwhile, the operatives of the Department of State Services (DSS) have on Wednesday, October 12, arrested two more top Nigerian judges, taking the number of judges so far picked up to nine.

Justices Bashir Sukola and Ladan Manir of the Kaduna State High Court were arraigned in Kaduna state and taken to the DSS Headquarters in Abuja. An insider in the agency revealed that they were immediately taken in for questioning, while six other judges are under probe.

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