Abuja - Rivers state Governor Nyesom Wike has come under heavy scrutiny for obstructing the arrest of a Federal High Court Judge for corruption, Naij reports.
Wike has come under heavy attack for obstructing the ends of justice with questions being raised as to why he paid particular interest in this specific case.
A coalition of civil society organisations in the state said that Wike had abused his power as governor when he blocked the Department of State Services (DSS) operatives from performing their duties.
News24 reported that lawyers serving under the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) declared a
state of emergency in the judiciary after the continued raiding of
judges' homes by armed DSS operatives.
President of the association, Abubakar Mahmoud said that the arrest of
the judges was a clear abuse of power by the DSS operatives, who
assaulted and tried to abduct judges in states across the country.
Ekiti State Governor, Ayodele Fayose also lambasted the invasion of
residences of five judges by armed DSS
security forces. Fayose 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 more on this story, visit Naij.
- News 24