Onslaught On the Judiciary: Buhari’s Dictatorial Recidivism By Emmanuel Ogebe

The full scale midnight assault on the residences of justices of the High court, Court of Appeal and Supreme Court marked an alarming new low in Nigeria’s history and a rapid descent into dictatorship of former military strongman-turned elected president General Buhari. Never before has such highhandedness been unleashed on judges of Nigeria’s superior courts of record in such an ignoble and jungle like manner. Firstly, not even in the dark days of the brutal dictator General Abacha, the butcher of Abuja, did anything of this sort happen.