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Judges Arrest Justice Ademola alleges that the AGF is behind his DSS ordeal

Justice Ademola also revealed that he had ordered the arrest and detention of Malami over a professional misconduct.

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One of the judges arrested by the Department of State Services (DSS) on Saturday, October 8, 2016, has decided to open up on the reason why he was arrested.

You will recall that the DSS clamped down on some senior members of the Judiciary over alleged fraudulent practices.

Justice Adeniyi Ademola, in a letter to Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Mahmoud Mohammed, alleged that his ordeal is being masterminded by the Attorney-General of the Federation (AGF), Abubakar Malami.

The top judiciary officer also said he had ordered the arrest and detention of Malami over a professional misconduct when he was a judge in Kano between 2004 and 2008.

Justice Ademola said “What is more intriguing in this whole episode, is that I see it as a vendetta/revenge from the Hon. attorney general of the federation, Abubakar Malami; whilst I was in Kano between 2004 and 2007 as a federal high court judge, he was involved in a professional misconduct necessitating his arrest and detention by my order.”

Meanwhile, the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) insists that the arrests and subsequent detention of seven judges by the DSS is an unlawful and unconstitutional act.

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