AGF sends names of six judges to DSS for probe

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 for investigation. The names sent by the AGF to the ...

Let corrupt judges go to jail

Justice is on crutches in Nigeria, severely ethically disabled by rogue judges. The long-held suspicion of grand decay was laid bare again when the Department of State Services arrested a total of seven judges in ...

Is DSS right to invade judges’ homes?

The invasion is unconstitutional. The assault on the premises of the judges is unconstitutional. By the action, the Department of State Services is usurping the functions of the National Judicial Council which is ...

DSS releases judges on bail, NJC meets today

The seven judges, who were arrested on Friday and Saturday by the Department of State Services, have been released on bail A source in the DSS, who confided in The PUNCH on Monday evening, said the judges were ...

Reps, senators condemn arrest of judges

Some members of the National Assembly on Sunday criticised the Department of State Services for the arrests of some judges and the raids on their residences on Friday and Saturday last week. The PDP Caucus of the ...

DSS raid: Arrest of judges sad, regrettable, says CJN

The Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Mahmud Mohammed, has broken his silence on the raid on the houses and arrests of two Justices of the Supreme Court and other judges by the Department of State Services, ...

DSS to go after 8 more judges

As the controversy generated by the arrest of seven judges rages, there are indication that the Department of State Security (DSS) will pick up eight more judges in the next couple of days. The DSS raided the homes ...

DSS crackdown: Judgements that landed judges in trouble

As controversy continues to trail Friday night’s arrest of judges by officers of the Department of Security Service (DSS), indications have emerged that their judgments on Anambra, Zamfara, Kogi and Ekiti states ...

Action against corruption not judiciary, says Presidency

The Presidency said yesterday that the on-going “surgical operation” against some judges is specifically targeted at corruption and not at the judiciary as an institution. Malam Garba Shehu, the Senior Special ...

DSS: Judges got bribe in dept store, Ghana, Niger

More  allegations were made yesterday against some judges. One got a bribe in a department store. Another travelled to Ghana, Niger Republic and Benin Republic to collect bribe, a security source alleged. It is all ...

Judiciary shares part of blame for judges’ arrest, say Judge, Falana

A retired judge of the High Court of Lagos State, Ebenezer Adebajo, and Lagos lawyer Femi Falana (SAN) have said the judiciary should take part of the blame for the plight of some judges in the hands of the ...

DSS lied to justify assault on judiciary –Wike

Rivers State Governor, Chief Nyesom Wike, has said the Department of State Services resorted to “deliberate misinformation and concocted stories” to justify its “unconstitutional” assault on the nation’s ...

NJC holds emergency meeting over DSS raids

The National Judicial Council will on Tuesday hold an emergency session, The PUNCH learnt on Sunday. It was learnt that the NJC originally scheduled the meeting solely to consider the candidate most suitable for ...

Judicial staff Union demand release of arrested judges

The Judiciary Staff Union of Nigeria (JUSUN) has described as brutal and uncivilized, the raid on the houses of some Judges and their arrest at the weekend by men of the Department of State Security (DSS) for ...

Raid: We recovered N270m, another judge hiding $2m – DSS

The Department of State Services says it recovered over N270m from the houses of the judges it raided late on Friday and in the early hours of Saturday. The agency said this on Saturday, while explaining the reason ...

Arrest of Judges: DSS acted outside its mandate, says Melaye

The Chairman, Senate Committee on the Federal Capital Territory, Dino Melaye on Sunday condemned the arrest and invasion of the residence of some Judges by the Department of State Services, saying the agency acted ...

PDP condemns arrest of judges

The Peoples Democratic Party has condemned the arrest of some judges by the operatives of the Department of State Services. It said that the Gestapo-like raid on the homes of a number of Justices of the Supreme and ...

Judges arrest: SERAP threatens to sue Buhari

A rights advocacy group, Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project, has written President Muhammadu Buhari, demanding the immediate and unconditional release of Nigerian judges arrested in the midnight of ...

TRENDING: Nigeria back to 1984 dictatorship – SANS, groups

The Yoruba socio-political group, Afenifere, lawyers and some human rights groups have condemned the invasion of the homes of judges and the arrest of over four of them by the Department of State Services. According ...

DSS operatives besiege judge’s residence in Rivers, clash with Wike

There was confusion in Port Harcourt, the Rivers State capital in the early hours of Saturday as operatives of the Department of State Services and the police besieged the house of a Federal High Court judge. It was ...