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Saturday, 8 October 2016

DSS gestapo invasion of judges’ residences, threat to Democracy – Fayose

Read the statement below...
Ekiti State governor, Mr Ayodele Fayose has described the invasion of residences of five judges, including those of two Justices of the Supreme Court – Justice Walter Onnoghen (who is in line to succeed the outgoing Chief Justice of Nigeria) and Justice Sylvester Ngwuta, by armed men of the Department of State Service (DSS) and reported arrest as a direct assault on the judiciary. Governor Fayose, who addressed the press in Ado-Ekiti on Saturday, said;
"It should now be obvious to all Nigerians and the international community that democracy is under threat in Nigeria and Nigerians must rise to save democracy from being truncated.”

The governor said; “For all intent and purposes, there is no how the federal government can justify the gestapo and crude action of the DSS against our judiciary, the last hope of the common man and I believe they just want to hide under anti-corruption fight to blackmail and intimidate the judiciary. If not, have the affected judges been reported to the National Judicial Council (NJC), the body saddled with the responsibilities of investigating and sanctioning erring judges?

Were the affected judges ever invited by the DSS and they refused to honour the invitation? “I am particularly worried over the involvement of Justice Walter Onnoghen in the invasion, and I hope this is not a plot to prevent his appointment as the next CJN just because he is from the South South region.

“Nigerians should be reminded that I raised similar alarm when this regime of impunity started with the invasion of the Akwa-Ibom State government house and later the Ekiti State House of Assembly. “I did say then that democracy in Nigeria was becoming unsafe in the hands of this APC government and that those keeping silent because of politics might also end up in the belly of the roaring lion that is threatening to consume our democracy.

Then, those who ought to have joined in condemning the DSS impunity at that time kept silent for fear of the unknown. Now we have gotten to the height of it and Nigeria faces full-blown military dictatorship! This is sad! “It is more worrisome that two of the judges involved, Justice Adeniyi Ademola and Justice Nnamdi Dimgba ruled against the DSS and condemned its impunity on the cases of former National Security Adviser (NSA), Col Sambo Dasuki (rtd) and retired Air Commodore, Umar Mohammed and one wonders if upholding the rule of law by refusing to help the DSS to sustain its reign of impunity has now become a criminal offence for which judges must be harassed, intimidated and arrested.

“The question to ask is that, will the DSS be a judge in its own case? Even if there are evidence(s) of corruption against the judges as they will want Nigerians to believe, the law is clear as to what to do. The NJC must be informed and the council will in turn investigate the allegation and take appropriate actions. It is after this that the affected judges can be invited for questioning and possibly prosecuted. “It should be noted that few days ago, the NJC sacked three judges for breaching the Codes of Conduct for Judicial Officers and went further to recommend that one of them, Justice Kabiru M. Auta be handed over to the Inspector General of Police for prosecution for alleged corruption.


"If NJC could do this less than one week ago, has the same NJC been informed of any allegation of corruption against the judges whose residences were invaded? “I therefore call on all Nigerians and the international community to rise in defense of democracy and the rule of law in our country because as it is, no one will be spared by this rampaging dictatorship. “Particularly, the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) and other stakeholders in the judiciary must not allow this to go unchallenged. “Obviously, the DSS has become a threat to democracy in Nigeria, having abandoned its core mandate of providing intelligence for the protection of the internal security of Nigeria as provided in the Security Agencies Act Cap. N74 LFN, 2004.
"It has therefore become necessary that President Buhari put a stop to the actions and activities of these overzealous security agencies that can endanger democracy.”

38 comments:

livingstone chibuike said...

Wicked govt

freeborn bamislam suani ahmad bamislam said...

Threat to democracy or democracy is dead huh?
TERRORIST BUHARI BECOME A PRESIDENT WITH PRIMARY 6 CERTIFICATE SO DONT BE SURPRISE IN HIS ignorant shameless ACTION.
apc are not prepare to govern Nigeria they are only prepared to kill Christians,ibos and Nigeria delta in their state if the lose 2015 election so that is why Nigeria is the way it is now.
HOW CAN U CALL UR SELF A DEMOCRATIC PRESIDENT BUT U DONT HAVE RESPECT FOR DEMOCRACY HUH? terrorist buhari has not only fail but fail with decree.
MY GOVERNOR MY GOVERNOR KEEP SAYING THE TRUTH ONLY BASTARDS HERE WILL ABUSE THIS TRUTH.
















#sad indeed

Anonymous said...

Once you have Buhari and APC you have nazi gestapo, free for all dictatorship. No respect for laid down procedure or rule of law. Bunch of animals

Odibe Blessing said...

Hmmmmmmmmmm

Ogenah Boris said...

Is a bad one and a huge embarrassment

vinna saviour said...

I Dunno wat to say

Ify Chude said...

It's a shame that this is happening in Nigeria in 2016.

King Maker said...

Am watching

Uju Phil said...

This is the height of corruption, height of this devilish man's tyranny. Now, who is safe in this administration? The fact that we don't have assertive masses hurts me the more, everyone is just so passive, sitdon dey look, quite sad!!!

Uju Phil said...

This is the height of corruption, height of this devilish man's tyranny. Now, who is safe in this administration? The fact that we don't have assertive masses hurts me the more, everyone is just so passive, sitdon dey look, quite sad!!!

Juliet Iwuno said...

A clear conscience fears no accusations. Linda take note!

prudent for life said...

Ayo fayose,are u also a member of d judiciary? Y are u so quick to condemn d action of d DSS? No one is above d law, or did u bribe any of dem? Abeg face Ekiti and gv dem dividend of democracy

Eleojo Blessing said...

Hmmmmm

Anonymous said...

Brain dead Daura men we have at DSS, no dignity, no honor, there is dignity in everything, arrest people with dignity, that's how a police officer threw me in the back of a hillux because of argument about my right. He felt he could even shoot me

Anonymous said...

@prudent for death and not life,you must be a fool to say that,you see the way this country is going and a man that speaks up against it is doing so and u had the audacity to call him out?where did u come from?who thought u how to write should be flogged.you are a waste of typing energy.does he have to be a member of the judiciary to speak up?please take that gutter u call a mouth and channel your waste product somewhere else.sewage

Jamila Shaibu said...

Hmmmmmmmmmmm God help us




Post my comment

Eddy Ogbunambala said...

Hmmmm

christie benjamin said...

We're in a lawless country, i'm not surprised dis is happening though.

Vivian Reginalds said...

Is this DEMOCRACY?
-D great anonymous now as Vivian Reginalds

Iyke Emma said...

This girl you're a product of low sperm. Tufia! Indomie brain.

prudent for life said...

Anonymous is a fraud on a platform like dis, its pple like u Fela was referring to in His song titled "suffering and smiling" idiot, ur parent wasted their money on you in d name of given u education, educated illiterate, you are a disgrace to a sane society. Yeye d smell, zombie like u dat doesn't know d root cause of His country challenge neither can he articulate d solution

lovina said...

Buhari and apc cohort are all going down they are drowning dem selves with so much hate is a shame!!!

Anonymous said...

Democracy is not for illiterates Nigerians this is just the beginning.

prudent for life said...

@anonymous, u are a fraud on dis platform, you neither understand d root cause of ur country's challenge nor can articulate d solution, bastered idiot. Educated illiterate of ur type, u are d one Fela of blessed memory was referring to wen he sang "suffering and smiling" who ever paid ur school fees wasted d resources, nonsense. U are not supposed to live in a sane society

Anonymous said...

Good one Fayose.

ozovehe aliyu said...

tank u. if they innocent they should prove it. fayose that beat up a Judge is talking

Ijeoma Iduh said...

@prudent for life please use less vulgarity and obscene words while expressing your concerns.the truth is no one is really happy with the state of the nation and then this.Why is buhari trying to embarrass and decapitate the judiciary?they are a part of his government. He can't keep running this country as a one man show.we are tired!!! Gov. Fayose kudos to you Sir.

bola said...

see fayose talking like he isnt guilty of the same crime considering his antecedents. pot dey call kettle black.

Emmy Igwe said...

Just ashamed of this country.

Anonymous said...

WHERE IS BONARIO NANGS AND ABOKIWARRI. TOP BUHARI SUPPORTERS, HOPE THEY ARE SEEING WHAT THERE DADDY IS DOING.

prudent for life said...

@ijeoma iduh, may be u should read bw d lines of anonymous word to me in response to my post.

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Martins Virus Code said...

Ur mama still feeds u or u are just a big fool

Anonymous said...

Men without conscience. Ayo.. Ayo.. Respect yourself o. When you distroyed democracy in Ekiti state by beating up a Judge you don forget? Arresting a judge and beating up a judge that according to you collected bribe to turn the case against you, which is worst?

Anonymous said...

Big fool. When Fayose beat up a Judge he considered corrupt you didn't say anything. I wonder how we Nigerians think by listening to the same man that carried out worst crimes against the Judiciary and even the NBA at the time didn't issue any statement to it.

Anonymous said...

Fayose should shut up there! It is because of these corrupt judges that Fayose is a governor today because everybody knows that Fayose did not win that election. So i am not surprised that Fayose is supporting them

Anonymous said...

All i see is corruption fighting back. Buhari shouldnt worry because majority of Nigerians are strongly behind him on this one. God hates corruption and that's a sign that God is with Buhari. If God be with him, who can be against him?

Anonymous said...

All i see is corruption fighting back. Buhari shouldnt worry because majority of Nigerians are strongly behind him on this one. God hates corruption and that's a sign that God is with Buhari. If God be with him, who can be against him?

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