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Money Recovered From DSS Raid On Judges Revealed by kahal29: 6:33pm On Oct 08, 2016
SaharaReporters has learnt from sources at the Department of State Security (DSS) that the overnight raid on the residences of some nine court judges, culminating in the arrest of several of them, came as a result of petitions and decisions of the National Judicial Council (NJC), a statutory body that regulates the activities of judges.


Two DSS sources, however, stated that contrary to earlier reports, the Supreme Court nominee for Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Walter Onnoghen, was not targeted in any of the raids conducted so far. Justice Onnohen reportedly raised alarm to friends when he noticed police action next to his residence as a team of security agents swooped on his next door neighbor, Justice Sylvanus Ngwunta. A press release issued by the DSS indicated that Justice Onnohen is not under investigation, SaharaReporters learnt that the justice's appointment is being fast-tracked to become the CJN in a few days.

However, two Supreme Court justices, John Inyang Okoro and Sylvanus Ngwuta, were arrested in connection with the receipt of bribes from Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State. Justice Ngwuta reportedly traveled to Qatar to receive bribes that he shared with Justice Okoro and other justices in order to help Mr. Wike to win a case at the Supreme Court regarding his disputed election. During a search of his home Justice Ngwunta was in possession of N35,208m, $319,475, 25,890 pounds and 280 Euros

The two judges have been linked with massive properties development in Abuja and Calabar. Justice Okoro is said to be building seven houses simultaneously in Calabar with the help of former Governor Godswill Akpabio and his predecessor Udom Emmanuel in Akwa Ibom state. Justice Okoro had N4.35m, $38,833 and 1000 Euros in his possession during his arrest this morning.

SaharaReporters learned that Governor Wike sprang up late at night to obstruct the arrest of a judge in Port Harcourt. The altercation that ensued created a tense atmosphere between the Governor and security operatives sent to arrest the judge.

One source told SaharaReporters that the judge involved was Justice Abdullahi Liman of the Federal High Court in Port Harcourt. Justice Liman, who is yet to be apprehended reportedly took $2million from Ahmed Makarfi-led faction of the Peoples Democratic Party to give a judgement that “overthrew” the faction led by a former governor of Borno state, Ali Modu Sheriff. Governor Wike reportedly transferred the funds in cash to Liman in Ghana, before it was ferried to his home in Port Harcourt. The bribe was to be shared between Lima and the Chief Judge of the Federal High Court of Nigeria, Justice Ibrahim Auta. When the team arrived the house in Port Harcourt where the loot was kept Gov. Wike mobilized his men to counter the DSS team with the aid of the State’s Police Commissioner. Another source also stated that one Justice Uche Nma Agomoh of the Federal High Court in the same city who was a lackey of the former president of the Nigerian Bar Association, Joseph Daudu was also involved in the scam.

A statement issued by the DSS stated that their team was obstructed by the governor and some thugs with the help of officers from a sister agency, which SaharaReporters learnt is a reference to the Nigerian police.

A security source claimed that Governor Wike left when confronted by police and DSS agents who threatened to shoot him, however, the obstruction aided movement of the cash found on the property. Governor Wike told a different version to the press, claiming he did not know who the judge was.

As early as 11 p.m. Nigerian time, the siege on the homes of judges became public knowledge when DSS agents raided the home of a young judge, Dimgba Nnamdi, who apparently has been a thorn in the side of the DSS lately. When the siege was over, the judge's brother had been brutalized, after which the security agents showed their victim a "search warrant" meant for Justice Okoro. Justice Dimgba Nnamdi was "roughened up" but not immediately arrested. However, a DSS source stated Justice Dimgba is guilty of corruption and had been arrested as well.

Justice Muazu Pindiga, who was arrested in Gombe, was transported to the DSS headquarters in Abuja. A DSS source told our correspondent that Justice Pindiga was cooperating with the DSS regarding his role in a bribery scheme over the Rivers State election tribunal from which he was removed as a judge as Saharareporters exposed him for receiving N100m from Governor Wike.


SaharaReporters learned that Justice Muhammad Ladan Tsamiya, an Appeal Court justice who was recently "compulsorily retired" by the NJC, was not home when a DSS team invaded his home in the Gwarimpa area of Abuja, he reportedly surrendered to the DSS later this morning.


One of the most dramatic scenes took place when the DSS team stormed the home of Justice Adeniyi Ademola. When the team ordered Justice Ademola to come out, the judge claimed he was not home, but his cellphone signal gave him away. He was subsequently arrested with at least N300 million found in different local and foreign currencies in his bedroom. Specifically the same of N54m cash, $171,779. 4,400 Euros, 1,010 Rupees, and 80 pounds was found in his residence.


A different team also arrested Justice Kabiru Auta in Kano.

One DSS source told our reporter that the raids were meant to be carried out by joint DSS and the Nigerian police teams, adding that the police bungled some of the raids by apparently tipping off their targets.

Several security agents stated that the raids took place following independent investigations that were triggered by petitions submitted to the NJC against some of the judges. According to one of the operatives, none of the nine judges targeted haven't spent their salaries in the last two years.

One source revealed that the raids were originally planned for last week, but had to be postponed for "strategic reasons."

A statement issued by the DSS stated that the agency had recovered large sums of foreign and local currencies. The DSS gave a breakdown of the recovered funds as follows:

SUMMARY OF RECOVERED MONEY

1. NAIRA - N93,558,000.00

2. DOLLARS - $530,087

3. POUNDS - £25,970

4. EURO - €5,680

Other foreign currencies were also recovered. The funds were recovered from just three of the arrested judges.

The DSS revealed that its operatives also seized banking as well as real estate documents from several judges.

The agency is making preparations to arraign the arrested justices in court early next week.

http://saharareporters.com/2016/10/08/full-details-nigerian-secret-police-raid-federal-judges-revealed

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Re: Money Recovered From DSS Raid On Judges Revealed by Adaahjacob(m): 6:34pm On Oct 08, 2016
Trending news in Nigerian as of now: DSS and Judges, DSS accuse governor Wike, DSS storms d house of Mr/Mrs........ at mid-night, DSS Boss Pregnant Zahra Buhari, FFK accuses DDS of manhandling citizens........ abeg na who DSS don epp?

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Re: Money Recovered From DSS Raid On Judges Revealed by mazifrankmore: 6:38pm On Oct 08, 2016
Nonsense!

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Re: Money Recovered From DSS Raid On Judges Revealed by Acheron: 6:41pm On Oct 08, 2016
Lies upon Lies.

It's obvious Bubu the dictator wants to make scapegoats out of them for reasons known to him.

I don't blame Bubu, I blame we the gullible ones that campaigned nd voted him in.

Thread carefully Bubu.

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Re: Money Recovered From DSS Raid On Judges Revealed by eph12(m): 6:42pm On Oct 08, 2016
But SR said the justice in PH is Justice Uche Nma Agomoh

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Re: Money Recovered From DSS Raid On Judges Revealed by Chanchit: 6:43pm On Oct 08, 2016
sigh

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Re: Money Recovered From DSS Raid On Judges Revealed by ElsonMorali: 6:43pm On Oct 08, 2016
Now in chess this is what we call Castling.

Nice move Mr. President.

The only fault I have is that this should have been one of your very first moves.

Well maybe now the cases before the other judges will proceed speedily, after all, justice delayed is justice denied.

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Re: Money Recovered From DSS Raid On Judges Revealed by ElsonMorali: 6:45pm On Oct 08, 2016
Acheron:
Lies upon Lies.

It's obvious Bubu the dictator wants to make scapegoats out of them for reasons known to him.

I don't blame Bubu, I blame we the gullible ones that campaigned nd voted him in.

Thread carefully Bubu.

Where's the proof that you campaigned and voted for him?

Stop lying OK? You've always been a wailer and I foresee you guys wailing till eternity because like it or not Nigeria is going to become great.

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Re: Money Recovered From DSS Raid On Judges Revealed by einst3in: 6:45pm On Oct 08, 2016
Well this country is now getting interesting.

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Re: Money Recovered From DSS Raid On Judges Revealed by agbangam: 6:45pm On Oct 08, 2016
Hmmmm, dis is getting interesting, now I can fully give PMB my support cos those crooks called Judges have been given support to those looters
But wait oo, y wud some1 keep as much as 50milion naira in his house Abeg the Judge house na Zenith bank I guess d money was gotten from a dubious transaction.
And some dumb asss said DSS shud have invited dem and d gud Judge wud have brought dat money along bah I sorry for dis country.
Even USA had to break all international Laws by entering into Pakistan to kill Osama Bin Laden witout permission from Pakistan. So u wailers shud know dat sometimes drastic actions has to be taken in dealing wit very dirty individuals like our corrupt Judges.
And believe me guys History will remember PMB as being d only president dat tried to Xpose our corrupt judiciary which d Military/Obj cudn't do
** I no mention GEJ cos Stealing is not Corruption for GEJ Otuoeke**
Stuupid Judges, any dirty Judge wey do anyhow by supporting dirty politicians, we go raid d Judge house by 1am, let dem feel d pains dat ordinary Nigerians are passing thru.
And for dat Gov Wike forming as if na him like Democracy pass us, hand go soon touch u. We can still remember wat Amaechi passed thru in Wike, Mbu,PEJ, GEJ n dat over sabi Marylin Ogar time. U see dat Karma is a ******

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Re: Money Recovered From DSS Raid On Judges Revealed by kcnwaigbo: 6:46pm On Oct 08, 2016
ElsonMorali:
Now in chess this is what we call Castling.

Nice move Mr. President.

The only fault I have is that this should have been one of your very first moves.

Well maybe now the cases before the other judges will proceed speedily, after all, justice delayed is justice denied.
You think supreme court judges are cowards.You go wait tire

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Re: Money Recovered From DSS Raid On Judges Revealed by omowolewa: 6:47pm On Oct 08, 2016
Appear in court? I hope court won't take sides in espirit de crops

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Re: Money Recovered From DSS Raid On Judges Revealed by HtwoOw: 6:47pm On Oct 08, 2016
Good question


Let them continue forming padi padi regretting


We know their type ,

I voted Buhari and i support anything he does
ElsonMorali:


Where's the proof that you campaigned and voted for him?

Stop lying OK? You've always been a wailer and I foresee you guys wailing till eternity because like it or not Nigeria is going to become great.

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Re: Money Recovered From DSS Raid On Judges Revealed by ElsonMorali: 6:50pm On Oct 08, 2016
HtwoOw:
Good question


Let them continue forming padi padi regretting


We know their type ,

I voted Buhari and i support anything he does

100likes for you.

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Re: Money Recovered From DSS Raid On Judges Revealed by ElsonMorali: 6:54pm On Oct 08, 2016
kcnwaigbo:

You think supreme court judges are cowards.You go wait tire

Lol. Obviously you're in support of corrupt judges subverting the law just because you wanna get back at Buhari.

You dey do yourself o, not Buhari.

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Re: Money Recovered From DSS Raid On Judges Revealed by Pavore9: 6:56pm On Oct 08, 2016
There are thousands of poor innocent Nigerians languishing in prisons across Nigeria because of corrupt judges!

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Re: Money Recovered From DSS Raid On Judges Revealed by TheGoodJoe(m): 6:59pm On Oct 08, 2016
2. Justices John Inyang Okoro And Sylvanus Ngwuta of the Supreme Court Justices "arrested" in connection with bribery by Gov. Nyesom. Ngwuta reportedly traveled to Qatar to pick up bribes that he shared with Ngwuta and some others.

If the evidences are intact, then the DSS deserves awards for their contribution in making a better Nigeria.

God Bless Nigeria and those who want this country to grow.


cc: lalasticlala, OAM4J, Mynd44

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Re: Money Recovered From DSS Raid On Judges Revealed by fulanimafia: 7:05pm On Oct 08, 2016
Nice work by the DSS.

This new generation of goats must vomit the yams.

The most interesting to me is Justice T who managed to get away. I know that one and his yams quite closely but I hope he is also apprehended and made to pay.

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Re: Money Recovered From DSS Raid On Judges Revealed by drss(m): 7:06pm On Oct 08, 2016
dis govt is trying to distract nigerians from sometin serious. d waves of impunity n attack on judiciary is one of daura govt's latest movie to get nigerians attention off d already comatoes economy.

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Re: Money Recovered From DSS Raid On Judges Revealed by TheGoodJoe(m): 7:08pm On Oct 08, 2016
7. DSS team reportedly arrived Justice Adeniyi Ademola's house in Abuja asked him to come out, but he claimed he wasn't home, however, his cellphone signal gave him away. He was subsequently arrested with at least N300million found in different local and foreign currencies in his bedroom.

Blood of Nazareth.

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Re: Money Recovered From DSS Raid On Judges Revealed by kahal29: 7:19pm On Oct 08, 2016
TheGoodJoe:
7. DSS team reportedly arrived Justice Adeniyi Ademola's house in Abuja asked him to come out, but he claimed he wasn't home, however, his cellphone signal gave him away. He was subsequently arrested with at least N300million found in different local and foreign currencies in his bedroom.

Blood of Nazareth.

Hahaha

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Re: Money Recovered From DSS Raid On Judges Revealed by kahal29: 7:26pm On Oct 08, 2016
fulanimafia:
Nice work by the DSS.

This new generation of goats must vomit the yams.

The most interesting to me is Justice Tsamiya who managed to get away. I know that one and his yams quite closely but I hope he is also apprehended and made to pay.


Mmmmmh

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Re: Money Recovered From DSS Raid On Judges Revealed by bigtt76(f): 7:26pm On Oct 08, 2016
All these is happening just after PMB's closed door meeting with Gov. Wike ...this should ring bell into people's ears and mind naaa!

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Re: Money Recovered From DSS Raid On Judges Revealed by Ogbuefi2020: 7:37pm On Oct 08, 2016
LMFAO, you want to take them to court and you think their fellow judges will allow you disgrace the judiciary and go free?? The judiciary will definitely protect their own, remember legislators did same and succeeded.

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Re: Money Recovered From DSS Raid On Judges Revealed by double0seven(m): 7:43pm On Oct 08, 2016
Ogbuefi2020:
LMFAO, you want to take them to court and you think their fellow judges will allow you disgrace the judiciary and go free?? The judiciary will definitely protect their own, remember legislators did same and succeeded.


there still remains incorruptible judges that will preside over their case in court and do the right thing.

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Re: Money Recovered From DSS Raid On Judges Revealed by SuperS1Panther: 7:43pm On Oct 08, 2016
DSS deserves our commendation.

To hell with corrupt judges. They rub Peter the poor masses of Justice to pay Paul the rich and mighty.

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Re: Money Recovered From DSS Raid On Judges Revealed by double0seven(m): 7:44pm On Oct 08, 2016
drss:
dis govt is trying to distract nigerians from sometin serious. d waves of impunity n attack on judiciary is one of daura govt's latest movie to get nigerians attention off d already comatoes economy.

your hatred for Buhari has taken away your common sense and your power to reason

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Re: Money Recovered From DSS Raid On Judges Revealed by drss(m): 7:49pm On Oct 08, 2016
for every act of impunity, a cover story is quickly prepared to justify d impunity.

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Re: Money Recovered From DSS Raid On Judges Revealed by TheGoodJoe(m): 7:52pm On Oct 08, 2016
It seems the new word for Corruption is Democracy. For every corruption arrest, I hear people tagging it an abuse of Democracy.

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Re: Money Recovered From DSS Raid On Judges Revealed by kahal29: 8:27pm On Oct 08, 2016
SuperS1Panther:
DSS deserves our commendation.

To hell with corrupt judges. They rub Peter the poor masses of Justice to pay Paul the rich and mighty.

E don be for them

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Re: Money Recovered From DSS Raid On Judges Revealed by zurine(f): 9:37pm On Oct 08, 2016
hmm
Re: Money Recovered From DSS Raid On Judges Revealed by bonechamberlain(m): 10:03pm On Oct 08, 2016
Hmmmm

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