Abuja-The Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami, has forwarded the names of six more judges to the Department of State Services (DSS) for investigation, reports Punch
The names of the judges sent by the AGF to the security agency were those of judges whose cases of allegations of misconduct, contained in petitions earlier sent by civil society groups to the National Judicial Council, were allegedly not investigated.
With the six names submitted to the DSS, the service is now investigating a total of 21 judges.
Seven of those being investigated were arrested between Friday and Saturday.
The DSS according to News 24
had during the simultaneous operations, arrested Justices Sylvester Ngwuta and John Okoro of the Supreme Court; the suspended Presiding Justice of the Court of Appeal, Ilorin Division, Justice Mohammed Tsamiya; Justice Kabiru Auta of the Kano State High Court and Justice Adeniyi Ademola of the Federal High Court, Abuja.
Others arrested were a former Chief Judge of Enugu State, Justice I. A. Umezulike, and Muazu Pindiga of the Federal High Court, Gombe Division.
They were later released on bail on self-recognition, reports News 24
Besides the seven judges, the DSS said it was investigating eight other judges.
- News 24