Judges Arrest DSS invaded my house without a warrant - Justice Dimgba

Justice Dimgba said the DSS men came with warrants that did not bear his name, but still arrested him.

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Justice Nnamdi Dimgba

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Justice Nnamdi Dimgba, one of the judges arrested by the Department of State Services (DSS), during a raid on senior judicial officers on Saturday, October 8, 2016, has revealed his own side of the incident.

This is coming on the heels of several revelations by Justice Adeniyi Ademola, where he alleged that he was arrested for granting bail to the former National Security Adviser (NSA), Sambo Dasuki.

He also said the DSS was picking on him because he ordered the release of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) leader, Nnamdi Kanu.

According to Today News, Justice Dimgba said the DSS men came with warrants that did not bear his name, but still arrested him.

In a letter to the Chief Justice Of Nigeria (CJN), Justice Dimgba said “When I asked, they first presented me with a search warrant for a No. 19 Ogbemudia Crescent, Apo Legislative Quarters, Zone E and which had a John Inyang Okoro as defendant. When I explained to them that my house address was not No. 19 Ogbemudia Crescent, Apo Legislative Quarters, Zone E, and that my name was certainly not John Inyang Okoro, on the search warrant, the DSS team leader explained that there was a mix-up, and then presented me with another search warrant for 30 Ogbemudia Crescent, Apo Legislative Quarters, Zone E, but which had A.F.A Ademola as the defendant.

“When I also explained that I was not A.F.A Ademola but that my name was Justice Dimgba, the DSS team leader stated that whatever was the case, they (the DSS) were under instructions from above to search Justice Nnamdi Dimgba’s house.”

He also alleged that the security agency had earlier arrested his Registrar and was asked to “provide them with testimonies that could implicate me in the performance of my official duties.”

Following the public outcry that followed their actions, the DSS later released an official statement accusing the judges of fraud and professional misconduct.

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