Friday, 14 October 2016

Revealed: Nigeria's Secret Police Sought Clearance from Disciplinary Body To Investigate Corrupt Judges



The Department of State Services (DSS) wrote to the National Judiciary Council (NJC) seeking permission to investigate and arrest judges suspected of corruption.  In its letters, the DSS cited “corrupt practice, falsehood, and un-declaration of assets” as the judges’ offenses.  


Documented evidence of DSS arrest of alleged Judges 


In its letters, the DSS cited “corrupt practice, falsehood, and un-declaration of assets” as the judges’ offenses. 
 
The exchange of correspondence between the DSS and NJC shows that the body charged with disciplining errant judges resisted the DSS’s efforts to go after potentially corrupt judges. In its response to the DSS, the NJC argued that the security agency’s petitions did not comply with the NJC’s Judicial Discipline Regulations of 2014.
 
The documents can be read below: