DSS Arrest Judges: Nigerians React On Facebook

How did DSS know that $2m was in Justice Liman's house? - Tee Mac Iseli
Simple: DSS put it there.
DSS is working for APC. Take that to the bank. He gave judgment against Modu Sheriff and that hurt APC, so they set him up.
Justice Pingina insisted on due process in the Rivers State Governorship election tribunal sittings. He was removed (transferred) midway during the sitting of the tribunal when APC saw that PDP was having the upper hand. The rest is history. Justice Pingina has just been "stinged" by DSS.
JUSTICE ADENIYI ADEMOLA, a brilliant judge, son of a great former CJN of Nigeria, Adetokunbo Ademola was a judge who knew his onions. He came from a tradition. He cannot be pushed around by powers that be, the government could not control him. He ordered thrice that Dasuki be released. This did not go down well with Buhari and his government. They disobeyed his orders and concocted a new offence to rearrest Dasuki. Justice Ademola has just been "stinged" by DSS
President Muhammadu Buhari has appealed the ruling of Justice Adeniyi Ademola of the Federal High Court in Abuja who on May 26, 2016 dismissed his preliminary objection in a suit filed by an Abuja-based legal practitioner, Mr. Nnamdi Nwokocha-Ahaaiwe.
Nwokocha-Ahaaiwe had alleged that Buhari was unqualified to aspire to the Office of the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria because he did not sit for the Cambridge West African School Certificate WASC) in 1961 as he claimed...
Although Nwokocha-Ahaaiwe chickened out due to treats on his life by .......u know
Justice Nnamdi Dimgba, a brilliant judge of the Federal High Court, Abuja was the judge who warned DSS to stop disobeying orders of court and told them not to come to his court again if they would not obey court orders. DSS was angry with this. They wanted to "sting" him but got a wrong name. However, they succeeded in breaking into his house and beating up his brother only for them to look into the paper they had on them to discover that it was not his name that was on the paper. That sure hurt them.
JSCs Ngwuta and Okoro sat on appeals that gave decisions against APC interest. They have just been "stinged" by DSS. Who is deceiving who

*Invaded house not mine.
*DSS bungled missed target.
*Made up mind to quit the profession.
I believe most of the members heard or read about the reported raid in PortHarcourt and my name has been mentioned as the judge in whose house $2m dollars was stashed. Since yesterday this story has been on the headlines and captions on most social media platforms. The truth is that all that you’ve read is more of misinformation and disinformation; substantially untrue account.
The truth is that we live as neighbors to the DSS,their address is 35 and mine is 33.That night the DSS came to house 34 where they wanted to search but they were refused entry and later Gov. Wike was said to have come and engaged the security outfit in a near physical struggle,as the report suggested.
I wouldn’t have known of the incidence if my neighbor in house 34 had not called me to inform me of the presence of strange people at her gate .All this while the melee lasted to around 4:00a.m.,I was in my house monitoring the events, and remained indoors until later in the day when I felt it was no longer safe for me to continue to remain.
However I feel distressed that the DSS indirectly claimed they have evidence I stashed $2m, and when contacted I employed thugs and with Governor Wike to obstruct them from carrying out the search and that I later transferred the money to an unknown place.I do not think I need to refute this allegation because it would only make sense if they had actually targeted my house for the search.The truth is that due to their incompetence they bungled the operation and are desperately searching for alibi to save their heads.Unfortunately I have found myself in the middle of a dirty politics between Wike and the Federal Government and perhaps my notoriety for delivering controversial judgements; because the cases are also controversial and the stakes probably very high.
I’m not asking anybody to believe or disbelieve whether I stashed $2m, an amount that is equivalent to about N1b. Perhaps you might think the DSS probably exaggerated the amount, but all these would have been relevant considerations if they had actually searched my house.If I had $2m or even a quarter of it I would have abandoned this horrible profession that has lost its dignity.In fact I have already lost interest in it and have made up my mind to say bye bye to it.I believe there is a life beyond every other thing.
~ Hon Justice Liman.(copied)

I will support Buhari for his action against Nigeria
Judiciary ,when issue of Buhari's certificate came
up, No judge was serious to prosecute Buhari,when
IPOB members where killed, No judge talked about
it, when Nnamdi KANU was guiltless, No judge talk
about it, When Dasuki was granted Bail even in
ECOWAS Court, No Judge talked about it,When
Shitte muslim wherre killed in Kaduna No judge
talked about it, what about the killings in Nimbo and
Agatu? No judge talked about it, Margaret was killed
in kano blc she was preaching? No judge talked
about it, all the arrested boko haram members
where released by Buhari, No judge talked about it,
2015 general election nko? No judge talked about
As Nigerian Judiciary failed to jail Buhari let Buhari
jail them ...I support the arrests abi how u see am?

Nigeria's secret police, SSS, releases detained judges
The State Security Service has released all the judges arrested during a nationwide crackdown between Friday and Saturday.
Sources in the agency said all the seven judges were released on self-recognition.
“They were all released on bail yesterday(Sunday) on self recognition,” one of our sources said.
“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.”
The source added, “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.”
The crackdown has continued to generate mixed reactions across the country.

The invasion of Judges residences by the DSS is totally wrong and not acceptable. I have studied the ACT setting up DSS,NIA and DIA and can conclude that the DSS operated outside their core mandate. There is no doubt that many Judges are corrupt. It is also important to state the need to sanitise the judiciary of corruption that make Judges give commercial rulings that create terrible precedence in our legal system. Judges have no immunity and can be tried and should be tried but the use of DSS is absolutely wrong. The DSS even when they overstretch themselves and conduct investigations on the Judges, they ought to hand over their findings to the appropriate institution of government. I.e the police or National Judicial Council for prosecution and punishment. The rule of law is a core value of governance and therefore must be guided jealousy. Prosecution of civil and corrupt cases in not the responsibility of DSS. Internal security is the main stay of the DSS and they should stick to that. God bless the Federal Republic of Nigerian.

Copied from Ozioma Izuora's Facebook wall:
Prof Chidi Odinkalu wrote:
Good morning. Platforms like this are only good enough for so much. There is a lot of energy among the young citizens & I am glad there is. There is a lot about Nigeria, the judiciary & the legal profession that requires correcting. All I want to offer is a bit of historical context, especially for younger Nigerians here:
(a) In 1970, Gen. Gowon had won the war. He was riding crest of a wave. He released a 9-point programme preceding his hand-over of power in 1976. Item 3 on that programme was "eradication" of corruption.
(b) In 1974, Gowon said 1976 was no longer feasible as handover date. Murtala Mohammed, who succeeded Gowon as Senior Prefect in Barewa College, overthrew him in 1975 (July) & went on a spree of purging everywhere including the courts. Taslim Elias CJN & another Sup Crt judge were fired. In his place, Murtala appointed Sir Darnley Alexander. A naturalised Nigerian, Sir Darnley loved a bit of a beverage & was a happy man! Nigerians were excited. We were an ecstatic country!
(c) Murtala was tragically killed in Feb 1976, Obasanjo took over & by 1979 the view was settled that Murtala's purge had worsened corruption not solved it.
(d) when Obasanjo handed over in 1979, Shehu Shagari launched "Ethical Revolution" to attack corruption. Corruption, it turned out, was worse not healed.
(e) by 1983, Buhari had overthrown Shagari because... You guessed it: Corruption got worse under Shagari.
(f) 19 months later, IBB overthrew Buhari accusing him of corrupting & abusing his powers. He initiated review of security agencies & enacted in 1986 the National Security Agencies Act, creating, among others, SSS. We are now fighting over its powers.
(g) By the time IBB stepped aside in 1993, Ike Okonto wrote memorably that he had "corrupted democracy & democratized corruption."
(h) Gen Abacha took over promising to hand over power but hung on & wanted to use corruption to make himself civilian President.
(i) By the time we returned to democracy in 1999, President Obasanjo told us it would "not be business as usual." 3 years later, he was using Justice Egbo-Egbo to sack governors at night. Another years later, he was plying the NASS with billions in cash to change the constitution & give him a third term.
I could go on. But what is my point? Without a sense of history, Nigerians are always suckered by the next strong man promising to fight corruption in even more "inventive" ways.
This is only meant as a peek into history.

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