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Wike denies bribing judges in election

14 October 2016, 08:34

Abuja - Rivers state Governor Nyesom Wike has dismissed an online report that claimed that he had bribed a number of Supreme Court justices to get his governorship election victory validated, Punch reports.

Wike denied that there was any wrongdoing in him being elected as governor, dismissing a claim that some Supreme Court justices were influenced to accept  N5 billion bribe to validate his election.

"For the avoidance of doubt, Governor Wike did not bribe any Supreme Court justice or justices to get his election validated. The governor has always had confidence in the judiciary to uphold the tenets of the law.

"The Supreme Court upheld the election of Governor Nyesom Ezenwo Wike in line with the same principles of law and facts that it upheld the elections of APC governors, especially in Lagos, Kaduna, Zamfara, Oyo and Ogun states," a statement read.

News24 reported that the Department of State Service (DSS) arrested two more judges in continuation of the clampdown on indicted judges across the country.

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 but still being grilled by investigators.

Meanwhile the Federal government has dropped plans to arraign alleged corrupt judges arrested in a DSS raid at the weekend. It is not clear why the judges are not going to be arraigned again.

For more on this, visit Punch.

- News 24


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