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SSS Raid on Judges’ homes: House of Reps sets up investigative committee

The House of Representatives on Tuesday sets up a committee to investigate the recent raid by the State Security Service, SSS, on some judges’ homes across Nigeria.

The motion was tabled by a lawmaker from Rivers State, Chinda Ogundu.

Scores of SSS operatives conducted a night raid of the residences of some judges between Friday and Saturday, accusing the judges of fraud.

The six-state sweep also included Mr. Ogundu’s of Rivers State, where the state Governor Nyesom Wike obstructed the effort of the SSS to arrest a judge attached to the Port Harcourt Division of the Federal High Court.

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It’s the first time homes of Nigerian judges were raided which has continued to generate divergent views amongst Nigerians.

The Senate condemned the raid, but rejected a motion to summon the Director General of SSS, Lawal Daura.

The House also refused to summon Mr. Daura, but said the committee would investigate the circumstance of the raid.

A lawmaker, Prof. Mojeed Alabi, from Osun State suggested that the House should respect the principles of separation of powers and stay away from the matter, but the House approved the motion nonetheless.

 

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