JUDGES'ARREST: DSS HAS CROSSED ITS BOUNDARIES - MELAIYE

Dino Melaye also said that the DSS acted
outside its original mandate by arresting the
judges.
Senator Dino Melaye has criticized the
Department of State Services (DSS) over its
recent arrest of some judges on corruption
charges.
Melaye also said that the DSS acted outside
its original mandate by arresting the judges.
The senator made the comment via a
statement released on Sunday, October 9.
The statement reads:-
The judges were arrested between Friday,
October 7 and Saturday, October 7 in an
operation which saw the DSS recovering more
than $800,000 in cash.
The judges involved are Justice Sylvester
Ngwuta (Supreme Court); Justice John Okoro
(Supreme Court) and Justice Adeniyi Ademola
of the Federal High Court in Abuja among
others.

“I have studied the Act setting up
DSS, Nigerian Intelligence Agency
and DIA and can conclude that
the DSS operatives went outside
their core mandate. There is no
doubt that many Judges are
corrupt.
“It is also important to state the
need to sanitize the judiciary of
corruption that makes Judges not
to give commercial rulings which
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 operatives even when
they overstretched themselves
and conducted investigations on
the Judges. They ought to hand
over their findings to the
appropriate institutions of
government: 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
corruption cases in not the
responsibility of DSS. Internal
security is the main duty of the
DSS and they should stick to that.
God bless the Federal Republic of
Nigeria,” he added.



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