Abuja - The National judicial Council has officially reacted to the raid at judges’ residences by operatives of the State security Service over the weekend, describing the operation as the height of impunity.
In a statement after its two-day meeting Thursday, the NJC condemned the operation as an attempt to intimidate the judiciary.
It denied shielding corrupt judges, and provided details of exchanges it had with the SSS regarding corruption in the judiciary.
The council said it will not allow the independence of the judiciary, or its impartiality to be mocked by the SSS or any arm of government.
The Department of State Service (DSS) has arrested two more judges in
continuation of the clampdown on indicted judges across the country according to News24.
This brings the number of judges arrested so far to nine in the recent clampdown on allegedly corrupt judicial personnel.
The seven judges arrested last weekend have however been released on bail.
- News 24