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Judges’ Arrest Saraki condemns DSS’ unlawful method of arresting Justices

Senate President, Bukola Saraki made his comments during the Senate’s plenary session on Tuesday, October 11.

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Senate President, Bukola Saraki.

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Senate President, Bukola Saraki has spoken out on the arrest of judges by the Department of State Services (DSS).

The judges were arrested between Friday, October 7, and Saturday, October 8, in various states of the country.

Saraki made his comments during the Senate’s plenary session on Tuesday, October 11.

“SP, @bukolasaraki also acknowledged that the judiciary needs to be sanitized but condemns the unlawful mode of arrest,” a post from the Senate’s Twitter handle read.

 

“Any anti-corruption action that goes against the rule of law does not help the fight against corruption,” it added.

 

The DSS earlier announced that it had recovered about $800,000 from three judges during the raid.

The judges involved are: Sylvester Ngwuta and Inyang Okoro of the Supreme Court; Mohammed Tsamiya of the Appeal Court; Adeniyi Ademola and Muazu Pindiga of the Federal High Court; Innocent Umezulike who is the Chief Judge of Enugu State and Kabir Auta of the Kano State High Court.

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