Monday, 10 October 2016

DSS releases detained judges

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 The Department of State Service, DSS has released all the judges arrested during a nationwide raid of their residents at the weekend.
According to DSS sources,the judges who were arrested over alleged involvement in corrupt practices, were released on self-recognition but are to report at the agency’s office when requested.This is  as the investigation and preparation to charge them to court continue. According to the source:

“They were all released on bail yesterday(Sunday) on self recognition. They reported this morning (Monday) and they have all gone back home. They will be coming back tomorrow. And everything went very procedurally well and civil.
They were released on bail on self recognition based on the fact that given their standing in the society, they cannot run away. They were instructed that they should come back today by 10am. They did report for investigation this morning and they have gone back home. And the investigation continues and preparation to charge them to court continued. Also, action was sequel to lack of cooperation by National Judicial Council. Such as refusal by the NJC to allow the affected persons to be questioned by the DSS. Investigation started some seven months ago, precisely in April 2016”‎he said

You would recall that the DSS simultaneously, raid the  residents of some senior judges in different states over the weekend. While the raid was successful in other states, that of Rivers state was aborted following the intervention of the state governor, Nyesom Wike  who insisted that due process must be observed. 

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