The dust raised by the arrest of some judges by the Department of State Security Services [DSS] is yet to settle as the National Judicial Council [NJC] yesterday disagreed with the Nigerian Bar Association’s [NBA] call for the suspension of the affected judicial officers currently under investigation over alleged corrupt practices.
Seven judicial officers comprising two justices of the Supreme Court and judges of the Appeal and High Courts across the country were arrested during sting operations by the Secret agency.
Although the NBA had in the wake of the incident condemned the action of the DSS, the association however, made a u-turn on Thursday, when its President, Abubakar Mahmoud [SAN] called on the arrested judges to step down from the bench until they are cleared of the allegations of corruption against them.
Mahmoud made the call while speaking at the valedictory court session in honour of retiring Justice Sotonye Deton-West at the Court of Appeal in Abuja on Thursday.
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