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Fayose blasts harrassment of judges

08 October 2016, 18:31

Abuja - Ekiti State Governor, Ayodele Fayose has blasted the invasion of residences of five judges by armed Department of State Service (DSS) security forces, Naij reports.

Fayose has labelled the invasion as an attack on the judiciary, saying that it was now clear to all that the country's democracy was increasingly under threat by the Buhari administration.

"For all intent and purposes, there is no how the federal government can justify the gestapo and crude action of the DSS against our judiciary, the last hope of the common man and I believe they just want to hide under anti-corruption fight to blackmail and intimidate the judiciary. If not, have the affected judges been reported to the National Judicial Council (NJC), the body saddled with the responsibilities of investigating and sanctioning erring judges? Were the affected judges ever invited by the DSS and they refused to honour the invitation?" Fayose questioned.

News24 reported that Femi Fani-Kayode, former aviation minister and spokesperson to former president Goodluck Jonathan has condemned the abduction and arrest of judges by the DSS security officers across a number of states.

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.

For more on this story, visit Naij.

- News 24


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