Men of the Directorate of State Security DSS have retrieved the sum of N300 million from the Abuja home of Justice Adeniyi Ademola.
It was gathered that when the DSS team arrived his house in Abuja, they asked him to come out, but he claimed he wasn’t home, however, his cellphone signal gave him away.
He was subsequently arrested with at least N300million found in different local and foreign currencies in his bedroom.
Below is a summary of how the raid was conducted all over the country.
This is what we’re learning on the early morning raids carried out on some judges by DSS.
Sources within DSS said the Supreme Court nominee for Chief Justice of Nigeria Justice Walter Onnoghen not targeted in raids conducted so far.
Justices John Inyang Okoro And Sylvanus Ngwuta of the Supreme Court Justices “arrested” in connection with bribery by Gov. Nyesom, Ngwuta reportedly traveled to Qatar to pick up bribes that he shared with Ngwuta and some others.
Governor Nyesom Wike was said to have woken up late last night to obstruct the arrest of Justice Abdullahi Liman in Port Harcourt, but security sources claimed that he left when confronted by Police and DSS agents who threatened to shoot him
There was also a siege on the home of a young judge, Dimgba Nnamdi, who apparently has been a thorn in the side of the DSS lately. When the siege was over his brother had been brutalized only for them to show him a “search warrant” meant for Justice Okoro. Dimgba was “roughened up” but not arrested.
Justice Muazu Pindiga was arrested in Gombe and currently penning his statement regarding his role in the Rivers election tribunal bribery.
Justice Tsamiya who was recently “compulsorily retired” by the NJC was not home when the DSS team invaded his Gwarimpa home.
DSS team reportedly arrived Justice Adeniyi Ademola’s house in Abuja asked him to come out, but he claimed he wasn’t home, however, his cellphone signal gave him away. He was subsequently arrested with at least N300million found in different local and foreign currencies in his bedroom.
It is claimed that the raids were carried out between DSS and the Nigerian Police, later learnt Police bungled some of the raids by tipping off their targets.
The security agencies claim the raids took place after they carried out independent investigations from petitions submitted to the NJC against some of the judges.
Raid ought to have taken place last week but had to be postponed.
Arrested judges are expected to appear in court as soon as it is practicable.