Judges Arrest Court summons Buhari to appear before it

The court issued the order so the respondents can explain why the judges should be prosecuted.

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A Lagos based lawyer, Olukoya Ogungbeje has filed an injunction restraining the Department of State Services (DSS) from harassing any of the judges who were arrested by the security agency.

Following the suit, the Abuja Federal High Court, has ordered President Buhari and the Director-General of the DSS, Lawal Daura to appear before it.

According to reports, the court on Friday, October 28, 2016, issued the order asking the government officials to appear before it on November 15, 2016.

The purpose of the summons is for the respondents to explain why the judges should be prosecuted.

The President is not expected to appear, but will have to nominate a lawyer to appear before the court.

Also summoned are the Attorney-General of the Federation (AGF), Abubakar Malami, the Inspector-General of Police, Ibrahim Idris, and the National Judicial Council (NJC).

The Department of State Service (DSS) on Wednesday, October 12, 2016, arrested two more judges, bringing the number of judges arrested so far to nine.

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