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Tuesday, 11 October 2016

Raid and arrest of judges sad and deeply regrettable -Chief Justice of Nigeria, Mahmud Muhammed

Chief Justice of Nigeria, CJN, Mahmud Mohammed has described the arrest and raids on homes of some judges by Department of State Service, DSS as "saddening and deeply regrettable"

The CJN stated this at the valedictory session in honour of a retired Supreme Court Justice, Suleiman Galadima, in Abuja on Monday..


"It is indeed very saddened and deeply regrettable, the distressing and unfortunate incident which occurred on Friday 7 October and Saturday 8 October 2016."

He urged Nigerians to remain calm, saying that an emergency meeting of the National Judicial Council, NJC, will take place today, during which the matter will be thoroughly looked into.

"However, I must appeal to all Nigerians to remain calm and prayerful, as an emergency meeting of the National Judicial Council (NJC) will take place tomorrow ‎[today] to comprehensively look into the matter. I must express my sincere appreciation to the executive of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) ably led by the president, Abubakar Mahmoud, and indeed all members of the legal professions, for their ‎prompt action and continued support," he said.

Speaking at the event, NBA President Abubakar Mahmoud insisted that President Muhammadu Buhari should call the security agencies responsible for the arrest of the judges to order.

"We viewed these actions as illegal and unconstitutional and a threat to the independence of the judiciary and must be aimed at intimidating the judiciary and the legal profession. These military style operations are totally unacceptable in a democratic society. They are unacceptable against private citizens but even more against serving justices of superior courts."

Mahmud said the NBA rejected the explanations and justification by the presidency that the operations were targeted at corruption and not the judiciary.

"We find it absurd that the presidency will accept assurances from DSS that it followed due process of the law. We maintain our position that these operations are illegal and unconstitutional. I want to reiterate that the position of the NBA is not aimed at protecting any judge. We are not also shielding any judges from investigation from charges of corruption," he said.

Commenting on the divisions among lawyers over the arrests and raids of the judges’ houses in the middle of the night by masked armed men, he said:

"We do not accept it. This portends real danger to the Nigerian democracy. It is contrary to all civilised norms and accepted standards"

He advised the DSS to restrict itself to its constitutional and statutory duties as according to him, DSS core mandate is to guaranteeing internal national security.

"It is not its responsibility to conduct sting operations on judges for corruption or ‎professional misconduct in the middle of the night," he said

48 comments:

livingstone chibuike said...

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Anonymous said...

Many stories behind this


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livingstone chibuike said...

Is quit unfortunate and embarassing

Eddy Ogbunambala said...

Hmmmm

dj banti said...

True talk

Chizzy Liz said...

************************enough sed already******unfortunately*******Fulani cow sef go other another arrest including u*********

Saphire Muna said...

A bit lengthy but worth the reading stress..... Buhari is a tyrant leader....
















............ Liber maniac..........

APPLE said...

Buhari is a tyrant.

nigerian said...

So, is he saying that judges cant be arrested. Get lost old man

Chizzy Liz said...

************************enough sed already******unfortunately*******Fulani cow sef go other another arrest including u*********

Chizzy Liz said...

************************enough sed already******unfortunately*******Fulani cow sef go other another arrest including u*********

OSINANL said...

SO EMBARASSING

freeborn bamislam suani ahmad bamislam said...

Is shameful and embarrassing.
THAT IS WHAT HOPELESS NIGERIANS HAS BRought UPON THEM SELFs BY VOTING A SCAM brain dead dictator IN POWER.
Only fools and idiot are the ones praising terrorist buhari blind action.WHY MUST IT BE PDP STAT JUDICIARIES HUH? SO APC STAT JUDICIARIES ARE NOT CORRUPT HUH? ARE U RAIDING THEIR HAUSA IN THE MID NIGHT BECAUSE THEY ARE CRIMINALS OR WHAT HUH?
terrorist buhari is not fit to be call a president.















#sad indeed

edDREAMZ said...

a.k.a EDWIN CHINEDU AZUBUKO said...
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Somebody needs to go and slp...
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***CURRENTLY IN JUPITER***

CHERYL (aka FROM GLORY to GLORY) said...

Dss, pls we need you to arrest more! The judiciary is one of the major problems in this country!


Long Live LIB

BONARIO NNAGS said...

Sir when the NJC fails to keep it's house in order, we'll help it do that.
Nobody is above the law, a corrupt Judiciary is the fastest means of killing a democracy.




. ~BONARIO~says so via NOKIA LUMIA

Odibe Blessing said...

Taaaaa go siddo all of una join hand cause wetin dey happen to us in this country,if dey did smtin wrong then dey must be arrested!

Anonymous said...

Of course what do u expect from bloody and corrupt charge and bail lawyer like the NBA president. Those DSS Operatives were armed with search/arrest warrants and they knew the calibre of people they were going for. They are not fools. Serving judges do not have immunity and can be prosecuted for corruption.

For the people saying the DSS did not have the jurisdiction. The Act establishing the DSS says the president can deploy the DSS to perform any task he so deems legally. Therefore, they had more than enough jurisdiction; hence they threathened to shoot the Rivers Governor for attempting obstructing their job.

And for all those talking about timing of d arrest, is there a stated time of arrest for any Nigerian? You can be arrested anytime my dear. Whether you are a fish seller, blogger, banker or Supreme Court Judge.

These judges and the entire NJC plus NBA should be ashamed of these uprooted rotten eggs.

NONESENSEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE.


Uju Phil said...

Quite unfortunate,no body is above the law,but the manner of arrest is down wrong!

Anonymous said...

Shut up and read it over again if you didnt understand.Briefly in a democratic setting,it is illegal and unconstitutional.It must follow the due process he said.

Anonymous said...

Shut up and read it over again if you didnt understand.Briefly in a democratic setting,it is illegal and unconstitutional,It must follow the due process he said.

daniel ubong said...

These military style operation are totally unacceptable in our democracy society,good one there from the chief justice of nig.

Juliet Iwuno said...

Unu ni'le wu ndi oshi! Linda take note!

Olumide George said...

Mr Nigerian, you are the one that needs to get out of here. Read and digest then post a better comment. What sort of deluded generation is this? Are we so stupid to accept what the presidency did? We are been mocked outside by countries that are not worthy to clean our gutters and some Nigerians are not still using their senses. How we have lost our sanity and replaced it with stupidity. Why mid night in the first place? You want to fight corruption or you want them to do what you want? Life is a stage and I pray the president retrace his steps and lead accordingly. This is democracy not demonstration of craziness. Your advisers are to blame

christie benjamin said...

Hes not just a tyrant but a primitive one at dat.

ifeyinwa theresa said...

Mumu read wat he wrote vry well before u comment.

fortune said...

This old man should park well jor! Talking bullshit!

Anonymous said...

Judges can be arrested but not wen de actions speaks more like dat dat of arm rubbers n kidnappers invading pples homes,not convinced cus his kinsmen re de ones talking.

Anonymous said...

it is your father that should get lost! fool! Read the constitution!

lucky sparks said...

Na now una know say d man na tyrant.

crossworldinsurance@gmail.com said...

What made this case different from other cases? We are in it together so leave story. it is often said that "Whom the gods will destroy they will first make mad".

crossworldinsurance@gmail.com said...

What made this case different from other cases? We are in it together so leave story. it is often said that "Whom the gods will destroy they will first make mad".

Vivian Reginalds said...

well...
-D great anonymous now as Vivian Reginalds

Anonymous said...

Jesus see English

Anonymous said...

Why do you have to remove every doubt that you lack understanding of the issue under discussion?Kolaq

RareSpecie Z said...

Mumu.
Is corruption not a Threat to Internal Security?
This fool is part of the corrupt establishment. Evil Mofos.

olatee seun said...

Confusion everywhere

sholetoga said...

Buhari, the tyrant is showing his true colour. Nigerians, we don enter this wicked man government, only God can help through to 2019.....

Anonymous said...

The judiciary stinks. Pls the DSS should kill all of them if possible. They are the reason why criminals are walking freely on the streets today. Rubbish

Kiki Africana said...

Your ignorant increases by the day.

Anonymous said...

They had warrant of arrest. So what is this old fool talking about. Nonsense!

Anonymous said...

So it is ok to treat the common man anyhow when they commit a crime but it is not ok to treat judges thesame way and it is the common man that voted these leader that feel they are untoucheable into power. Nigeria stinks. We should go back to military regime. Democracy stinks in this country. Arant nonsense

Anonymous said...

Everybody supporting the judges are all corrupt. This is my conclusion

Anonymous said...

Linda we have had enough of this issue. I am tired of talking about it. Next pls

Anonymous said...

The main aim of this arrest of Judges is to intimidate them for fear of their reversing the rigged elections in Edo and others . justice must be served not withstanding any intimidation.

Anonymous said...

Bonario you think from your anus. Nobody is above the law you say and yet to buttress that point by supporting actions which flaunt the law.
You are what i call an educated illiterate, you obviously don't have a functioning brain!

RareSpecie Z said...

Mumu.
Na only u dey mad.

Anonymous said...

Thank you Bonario. You just hit the nail on the head. Two million likes for your commment. Cheers!

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