We Raided Houses Of "Corrupt & Unholy" Judges But The Governor Interfered - DSS

Date: 08-10-2016 4:23 pm (4 years ago) | Author: Daniel Bosai
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The Department of State Services (DSS) says it raided the homes of some judges across the country over allegations of corruption levelled against them.

Speaking to journalists at a news conference at the DSS headquarters in Abuja on Saturday, Garba Abdullahi, an agent of the service, said the secret police had been monitoring the lifestyle of some judges, and that it was determined to bring sanity to the judiciary.



“The DSS, in the past few days, has embarked on a series of special sting operations involving some judges of the supreme, appeal and high courts,” Abdullahi said.

“These operations were based on allegations of corruption and other acts of professional misconduct by a few suspected judges. The service is in line with its core mandate, as we have been monitoring the expensive and luxurious lifestyle of some of the judges as well as complaints from the concerned public over judgment obtained fraudulently and on the basis amounts of money paid.

“The judges involved were invited, upon which due diligence was exhibited and their premises searched. The searches have uncovered huge raw cash of various denominations, local and foreign currencies with real estate worth several millions of naira and documents affirming unholy acts by these judges.

“Meanwhile, some of them have made useful statements while a few have‎ declined even with the glaring evidences that were found against them in terms of material cash, documents and property recovered pointing to their compromise.”

Abdullahi alleged that $2m was stashed in the house of one of the judges.

“In one of the states where the service operations were conducted, credible intelligence revealed that the judge had $2m stashed in his house,” he said.

“When he was approached for due search to be conducted, he, in concert with the state governor, mobilised thugs against the service team. The team restrained itself in the face of unbridled provocative activities by those brought in by the governor. Unfortunately, the judge and the governor also engaged the tacit support of a sister security agency.

“The service surveillance team noticed that upon frustrating the operation, the judge, with the active support of the governor craftily moved the money to an unknown location, which the service is currently making effort to unravel.”

The DSS agent gave a breakdown of the money recovered from three of the suspects as N93.558m, $530, 087, 25, 970 pounds and 5, 680 euros.

‎However, he said that Walter Onnoghen, a supreme court justice, and chief justice of Nigeria designate, was not being investigated.

“The service would want to clearly state that it has never invited Justice Walter Nkanu Onnoghen for investigation, neither is he being in‎vestigated by the service.”

At the end of the briefing, the DSS agent refused to take questions from journalists

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Posted: at 8-10-2016 04:23 PM (4 years ago) | Hero
- gogoman at 8-10-2016 04:28 PM (4 years ago)
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DSS I dey with u boys good job and keep it up
Posted: at 8-10-2016 04:28 PM (4 years ago) | Addicted Hero
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- kayveetee at 8-10-2016 04:53 PM (4 years ago)
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 I logged in, I read & I commented.... una bizness.
Posted: at 8-10-2016 04:53 PM (4 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- anitajoseph at 8-10-2016 05:44 PM (4 years ago)
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To whom it may really concern
Posted: at 8-10-2016 05:44 PM (4 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- kison at 8-10-2016 05:52 PM (4 years ago)
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 Cool Shocked Shocked Shocked Shocked Shocked Shocked Shocked Shocked Shocked Shocked Shocked Shocked Shocked Shocked Shocked Shocked Shocked Shocked
Posted: at 8-10-2016 05:52 PM (4 years ago) | Hero
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- diutopep at 8-10-2016 05:59 PM (4 years ago)
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YOU PPLE NEED TO WORK HARDER BCOS GOING TO THEIR HOUSES ALONE IS NOT ENOUGH!!!!!
Posted: at 8-10-2016 05:59 PM (4 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- monic83 at 8-10-2016 06:04 PM (4 years ago)
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Hmmm why is wike compromise the operations?
Posted: at 8-10-2016 06:04 PM (4 years ago) | Upcoming
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- Freddie333 at 8-10-2016 06:20 PM (4 years ago)
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Continue...
Posted: at 8-10-2016 06:20 PM (4 years ago) | Upcoming
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- ikenna520 at 8-10-2016 06:22 PM (4 years ago)
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Its a lie,u raided ur political enemies!
Posted: at 8-10-2016 06:22 PM (4 years ago) | Upcoming
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- Zaki68 at 8-10-2016 07:07 PM (4 years ago)
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DSS can decide to arrest anyone at anytime, After all FBI arrest people whenever they like, and thats the country they call the biggest democracy, in most western world criminals are always arrested in the early hours of the day precisely from 2am so in nigeria it should not be different.
Posted: at 8-10-2016 07:07 PM (4 years ago) | Upcoming
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- dondada4040 at 8-10-2016 07:12 PM (4 years ago)
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What of the judges that are living below standard, who will go after them? This intimidation with high level of rascality. Gangster raid.
Posted: at 8-10-2016 07:12 PM (4 years ago) | Upcoming
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- winace at 8-10-2016 08:23 PM (4 years ago)
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And u can only raid them at 1am in d wee hours of night wit out d governor of d state knowledge jt cus he is not in d same party wit u. Pls who is deceiving who??? Silvia or Bayelsa who is a conc criminal properties were given back to him jt cus or party affiliate. Some of d DSS even threaten to shot d governor. Can u beat dat? Democracy is deaf in dis country.
Posted: at 8-10-2016 08:23 PM (4 years ago) | Addicted Hero
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- digitaljon at 8-10-2016 09:42 PM (4 years ago)
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If the citadel of justice is corrupt, what will happen to the body politics?
Posted: at 8-10-2016 09:42 PM (4 years ago) | Newbie
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- teral at 8-10-2016 10:06 PM (4 years ago)
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MUST IT BE AT NIGHT.  ARE YOU GUYS BETTER THEN HIM
Posted: at 8-10-2016 10:06 PM (4 years ago) | Upcoming
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- dareper at 8-10-2016 10:41 PM (4 years ago)
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Corrupt judges.
Posted: at 8-10-2016 10:41 PM (4 years ago) | Addicted Hero
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- Vicky_joseph at 8-10-2016 11:33 PM (4 years ago)
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This is serious
Posted: at 8-10-2016 11:33 PM (4 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- Vicky_joseph at 8-10-2016 11:34 PM (4 years ago)
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Quote from: anitajoseph on  8-10-2016 05:44 PM
To whom it may really concern
TO WHOM IT MAY REALLY CONCERN
Posted: at 8-10-2016 11:34 PM (4 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- dleg at 9-10-2016 06:36 AM (4 years ago)
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Quote from: winace on  8-10-2016 08:23 PM
And u can only raid them at 1am in d wee hours of night wit out d governor of d state knowledge jt cus he is not in d same party wit u. Pls who is deceiving who??? Silvia or Bayelsa who is a conc criminal properties were given back to him jt cus or party affiliate. Some of d DSS even threaten to shot d governor. Can u beat dat? Democracy is deaf in dis country.

Where did you read 1am in what was written.
Posted: at 9-10-2016 06:36 AM (4 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- lilchuks28 at 9-10-2016 06:43 AM (4 years ago)
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Nigeria is now a lawless country.
Is it the Job of DSS to invade the house of corrupt officers at the dead of the night without any record of a written petition  or a search warrant issued out? Is DSS now the anti corruption agency? 
Posted: at 9-10-2016 06:43 AM (4 years ago) | Upcoming
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- teral at 9-10-2016 07:01 AM (4 years ago)
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MUST IT BE AT NIGHT.  ARE YOU GUYS BETTER THEN HIM .AT LEAST  SEND HIM AN  INVITATION  IF HE FAILED TO HONOUR IT. THEN YOU CAN DISPLAY THIS UR ANIMALS  ATTITUDE
Posted: at 9-10-2016 07:01 AM (4 years ago) | Upcoming
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