Why we raided homes of some judges in Abuja, Port Harcourt, others – SSS

The Department of State Services DSS has given reass for raiding the homes of some of the judges across the country over allegatis of corrupti leveled against them. An agent of the security agent, Garba Abdullahi, gave reass at a press cference this afterno. Read a copy of his press statement after the cut…


Good afterno gentlemen of the Press.
The Department of State Services (DSS) in the past few days, has embarked series of special sting operatis involving some Judges of the Supreme, Appeal and High Courts. These operatis were based allegatis of corruptis and other acts of professial miscduct by a few of the suspected Judges. The Service acti is in line with its core mandate, as we have been mitoring the expensive and luxurious lifestyle of some of the Judges as well as complaints from the ccerned public over judgment obtained fraudulently and the basis amounts of mey paid.
The judges involved were invited, up which due diligence was exhibited and their premises searched. The searches have uncovered huge raw cash of various denominatis, local and foreign currencies, with real estate worth several millis of Naira and documents affirming unholy acts by these Judges. Meanwhile, some of them have made useful statements while a few have declined even with the glaring evidences that were found against them in terms of material cash, documents and property recovered pointing to their compromise.
In e of the States w the Service operatis were cducted, credible intelligence revealed that the Judge had Two Milli United States Dollars ($2,000,000 USD) stashed in his house. When he was approached for due search to be cducted, he in ccert with the State Governor, mobilized thugs against the Service team. The team restrained itself in the face of unbridled provocative activities by those brought in by the Governor. Unfortunately, the Judge and Governor also engaged the tacit support of a sister security agency.
The Service surveillance team noticed that up frustrating the operati, the Judge with the active support of the Governor craftily moved the mey to an unknown locati which the Service is currently making effort to unravel.
Meanwhile, large amount including foreign/local currencies have been recovered. Summaries of these include:
1. NAIRA – N93,558,000.00
2. DOLLARS – $530,087
3. POUNDS – £25,970
4. EURO – €5,680
Other foreign currencies were also recovered. This were recovered from just three (3) of the judges. These in additi to other banking documents, including real estate documents have been recovered. Meanwhile preparatis are going to arraign them in a competent court of jurisdicti in line with the laws of the nati. The Service would want to clearly state that it has never invited Justice Walter NKANU NOGHEN for investigati, neither is he being investigated by this Service. In additi the Service would like to put it record, that it has tremendous respect for the Judiciary and would not do anything to undermine it or its activities. The Service will also join hands with this noble instituti in its fight to rid it of few corrupt Judges whose actis is undermining not ly the Judiciary but the comm bd of our natial life.
Ladies and gentlemen, this current operati will be sustained and followed till sanity and sanctity is restored to the esteemed third arm of government and public cfidence is regained. Members of the public are also encouraged to avail the Service of any informati which could assist in this drive to rid our nati of corrupt practices and tendencies.
Abdullahi GARBA,
Department of State Services,
8th October, 2016.

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