Abuja - Femi Fani-Kayode, former aviation minister and spokesperson to former president Goodluck Jonathan has condemned the abduction and arrest of judges by Department of State Security security officers across a number of states, Naij reports.
The former minister claimed that Nigeria is in trouble if instances of intimidation like this continues, adding that President Muhammadu Buhari was acting as a dictator.
Fani-Kayode urged all Nigerians to stand up against the All Progressives Congress (APC) led government, while questioning why all judges who were arrested were from the southern parts of the country only.
“When those that are constitutionally charged and empowered to protect us from tyranny and the abuse of power by a vicious, violent, murderous and lawless government and its murderous security agencies are themselves under siege all hope is lost," he said in a statement.
News24 reported that officers of the DSS have attacked two
Supreme Court judges motivated by the feeling that the two judges made
unfair rulings and disparaging remarks against the security firm.
two judges, Nnamdi Dimgba and Adebiyi Ademola had their houses
surrounded on Friday night by the security officers who used
sledgehammers to break into their homes before assaulting them.
Nyesome Wike meanwhile also stopped security officers from attempting
to kidnap another judge when the officers blocked the entrance to the
judge's home, stating that they were acting on orders from above.
DSS operatives also arrested one Iroegbu Emenike, a 38-year-old blogger and publisher of an online news medium in Uyo, Akwa Ibom State.
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- News 24