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Raid of Court Judges, a highly regrettable mistake – Chief justice of Nigeria

by on October 10, 2016
 

Chief  justice of Nigeria (CJN), Mahmud Mohammed,  has described the arrest and raid of judges homes by the Department of State Services (DSS) as “saddening” and “deeply regrettable”.

The DSS had on Saturday Raided the homes of some judges across the country on allegations of corruption.

But, speaking on Monday at a valedictory session held in honour for Sulieman Galadinma, a justice of the supreme court, Mohammed called for prayers and appealed to Nigerians to remain calm over the matter.

He said an emergency meeting of the National Judicial Council (NJC) scheduled for Tuesday would examine the matter comprehensively.

“It is indeed very saddening and deeply regrettable, the distressing and unfortunate incident which occurred on Friday 7 October and Saturday 8 October, 2016,” he said.

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“However, I must ask all Nigerians to remain calm and prayerful, as emergency meeting of the National Judicial Council, which will take place tomorrow, will comprehensively look into the matter.

“Furthermore, I must express my sincere appreciation to the executive of the Nigerian Bar Association ably led by the President, Abubakar B. Mahmoud and indeed all members of the legal profession for their prompt action and continued support.”

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  • akin sodimu
    October 10, 2016 at 9:57 pm

    When Judges are not upright and righteous in their dispensation of Justice, they are bound to witness unpalatable actions from a serious government. When they are perpetrating their corrupt practices, no rule of law then, but when they are now reaping what they sowed, they are shamelessly crying fowl. Let me rest my comment on Isaiah 10 verse 1.

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  • Fred Nathan
    October 11, 2016 at 8:52 am

    WHICH SIDE ISTHE CJN ?. ALL THOSE LAWYERS/ POLITICIANS WHO OPPOSED TO THE ARREST ARE ENEMIES OF ANTI CORRUPTION WAR. THE JUDGES SHOULD FACE THE MUSIC TOO, THE SAME CUP THEY USED IN MEASURING FOR OTHERS, SO SHALL IT BE UPTO THEM. INFACT PMB SHOULD BE VERY WARY WITH CJN COMMENTS.

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