Abuja - Judges in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) on Monday abandoned their various duty posts to protest last weekend’s arrest of their colleagues in different parts of the country on allegations of corruption, reports The Nation.
The judges according to News 24 were arrested by operatives of the Department of State Service (DSS).
The DSS claimed to have found incriminating documents and foreign currencies in the homes of the affected judicial officers.
Seven judges were arrested in the raid.
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Litigants, whose cases were scheduled for yesterday, were disappointed when the judges would not sit.
Some of the major cases affected were those involving former Chief of Defence Staff Alex Badeh (retd), former Imo State Governor Ikedi Ohakim and the case filed against the House of Representatives by Shell Nigeria Exploration Production Company Limited (Shell).
- News 24