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Federal Government To Go Ahead With The Trial Of Judges

The Federal government, yesterday, overlooked the position and powers of the National Judicial Council (NJC), and went ahead with the prosecution of the judges suspected on for corruption.  

There are 15 of them, seven already identified by the Department of State Security (DSS), but 8 are yet to be named. 

The NJC had earlier condemned the actions of the DSS, saying they had no right to search the houses of the said judges, and that the action of the DSS was an attempt to stop the judges from doing their jobs.
 
The Federal Government, through the Office of the Attorney General of the Federation, has ignored all the allegations of the judges and formally approved the prosecution of the suspects with immediate effect, in order to continue the fight against corruption. 

It has been reported that the Presidency has described the action of the NJC as a slap on the face, adding that a group of people would not be allowed to constitute themselves into a cabal that is 'above the law'.

However, Efforts to speak with the Attorney General of the Federation, Mr. Abubakar Malami proved abortive, as he was said to be outside Nigeria. None of his officials claimed knowledge of the approval of the charges against the suspected judges. 

 

 

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