Some judges of the Federal High Court in Abuja, whose official residences were raided in Abuja have written to the National Judicial Council, narrating their ordeals at the hands of the Department of State Services operatives.

Some judges of the Federal High Court in Abuja, whose official residences were raided in Abuja have written to the National Judicial Council, narrating their ordeals at the hands of the Department of State Services operatives.

Some judges of the Federal High Court in Abuja, whose official residences were raided in Abuja have written to the National Judicial Council, narrating their ordeals at the hands of the Department of State Services operatives.

Justices Adeniyi Ademola and Nnamdi Dimgba threatened to sue the DSS for violating their rights if their wish was granted by the NJC.

Justice Ademola, in his letter dated October 11, 2016 and addressed to the Chief Justice of Nigeria and Chairman of the NJC, said the ordeal he faced last weekend was instigated by the Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Mr. Abubakar Malami. The letter was addressed to the Chief Justice of Nigeria and Chairman of the NJC, Justice Mahmud Mohammed, through the Office of the Chief Judge of the Federal High Court, Justice Ibrahim Auta.

Justice Ademola said in the letter that the sum of money alleged to have been found in his house was blown out of proportion but that he could not determine how much was actually recovered, since the money was allegedly recovered from  his house in his absence.

He said he was later told by the DSS operatives after 24 hours of his arrest that the allegations for which he was being investigated included a petition by Mr. Jekins Duvie dated April 4, 2016 sent to the NJC.

He said he was also accused of, at different times,  granting “unconstitutional” bails  to ex-National Security Adviser, Col. Sambo Dasuki (retd.), as well as the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, Nnamdi Kanu.

He explained that Malami only instigated his arrest to take back his pound of flesh after he (the judge) had pressed a case of professional misconduct against the minister while he (the minister) was still practicing as a legal practitioner in Kano.

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