Abuja - Department of State Security (DSS) operatives found a fleet of 15 exotic cars, including a Rolls Royce at one of the seven judges whose home was raided, Naij reports.
It is believed that the opulent lifestyle of the judges played a part in their arrest as it attracted unwanted attention to them as they splurged on exotic cars and homes.
The judge who owned the fleet of exotic cars is believed to have lived in a palatial residence furnished with imported furniture and owning 15 cars.
News24 reported that a judge reportedly begged the Director of Department of State Service (DSS), Lawan Daura when confronted with strong evidence that he recieved more than N500million bribe.
The judge, whose identity was not disclosed was said to have pleaded with Daura not to expose him.
When he was confronted with proofs that he had taken the bribe, the judge was reported to have prostrated and held the legs of the security chief, begging for forgiveness.
Sources said the judge's action was captured on camera. The State Security Services (SSS) released details of how yet to be arrested judge attached to the Port Harcourt Division of the Federal High Court, Mohammed Liman received bribes in the ongoing crackdown on senior judges across the country.
Sources at the State Security Services said Liman, among other corrupt conducts, allegedly took bribes from Governor Nyesom Wike to give favourable judgment to the Ahmed Makarfi-led faction of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
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- News 24