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Judges’ Arrest ‘One Justice said he didn’t know how N18M entered his account,’ DSS says

The DSS arrested seven judges between Friday, October 7, and Saturday, October 8, on allegations of corruption.

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Department of State Service (DSS) operative.

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The Department of State Services (DSS) has found a Rolls Royce in a fleet of 15 cars belonging to a recently arrested judge.

Another judge is said to have denied ownership of N18 million which was paid into his account.

The DSS arrested seven judges between Friday, October 7, and Saturday, October 8, on allegations of corruption.

“Operatives have discovered that one of the judges owns a mansion which was contracted to a construction firm at a huge cost. In fact, the judge imported furniture from Brazil, Argentina and Spain,” a source told The Nation.

“At a stage, he conducted his ‘poor colleagues’ round the mansion in an open display of affluence. The judge has about 15 cars, including a Rolls Royce. This Rolls Royce was imported.

“During interrogation, another judge told DSS team that he did not know how and when N18million was lodged in his account because he was not getting alert from his bank. But we have evidence of withdrawals from the account.

“We have retrieved the assets declaration forms of these judges. It was shocking that one of them has three asset declaration forms with different dates of birth,” he added.

The DSS had earlier recovered $800,000 from three of the judges during the operation.

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The judges involved are: Justices Sylvester Ngwuta and Inyang Okoro – the suspended Presiding Justice of the Court of Appeal, Ilorin Division, Justice Mohammed Ladan Tsamiya, who was picked up in Sokoto; Justice Adeniyi Ademola (Federal High Court); the Chief Judge of Enugu State, Justice I. A. Umezulike; Justice Kabiru Auta of Kano State High Court; and Justice Muazu Pindiga (Gombe State High Court).

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