Judges' Arrest 3 Ways Buhari's Adviser rubbished 'corrupt' Justices

Buhari's anti-corruption Adviser isn't messing with y'all. He's taken his time to unload on Judges arrested for corruption

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Lai Mohammed, Itse Sagay

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Professor Itse Sagay, Chairman of Presidential Advisory Committee Against Corruption, is very angry.

Sagay is pissed with Judges who were recently picked up by law enforcement for alleged corruption.

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Professor Itse Sagay

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Some of his stinging remarks are reproduced below:

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1. Wike and Akpabio, here’s your sub

Some of the arrested Judges have blamed Transportation Minister, Rotimi Amaechi, for their woes.

In letters addressed to the Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN) a few of the indicted Judges said Amaechi had tried to financially induce them in the past to sway judgments the way of the APC.

Sagay was irritated that the Judges could drag Amaechi into their own mess.

Said Sagay: “This sudden anti-Amaechi narrative is consistent with the objectives and interests of the chief promoters and funders of judicial corruption during election petitions.  These powerful opposition politicians are well known.  To be more specific, they are from Rivers and Akwa Ibom states.

“They are the ones who financed judicial corruption and brought that great institution, the judiciary, to its knees, after the 2015 elections”.

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Seeing as delivering subliminals (or subs) is not illegal in Nigeria, the two most powerful opposition politicians in Rivers and Akwa Ibom States are Nyesom Wike and Godswill Akpabio, respectively.

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Wike was out in the dead of the night to stop DSS operatives from arresting one of the Judges. He got a finger bruised for his troubles.

They can either claim their subs or have it delivered to them by courier.

2. Judges who accused Amaechi should be ashamed of themselves, Sagay says

Justice Sylvester Ngwuta and Justice Inyang Okoro, wrote letters alleging that Amaechi is taking his pound of flesh from them.

Sagay isn’t even amused.

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Summary of money recovered from 3 judges

 

“This outburst by the two Justices is surprising, considering that it is totally unrelated to the raids of their premises, their arrest and subsequent charges before our courts.

“Men of that status should not indulge in such diversionary activities in the midst of grave and ominous charges facing them. I would have thought that they would use the time at their disposal to prepare their defences against the serious charges they are facing”, Sagay said.

Now, that really hurts!

3. This is an attempt to bring the Buhari administration down, Sagay says

These Judges are all part of a grand move to undermine the Buhari administration and kill the anti-graft war.

“These allegations are intended to undermine and weaken the Buhari-led Federal Government by depriving it of the service, input, ideas and productivity of some of its brightest stars.

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“This is intended to set the stage for charging the government with ineffectiveness and cluelessness.  In other words, it is an attempt to reduce the image and perception of this Federal Government to the low level of their own late and unlamented government.”

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Ah, Sagay, they don't use to play with you again?

We. Have. No. Words.

We just wish Sagay's outrage could be translated into megawatts of electricity at the grid.

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