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DSS Clears Supreme Court Justice Okoro Of Misconduct(the Nation) by Racoon(m): 9:28am On Dec 13, 2019
Three years after the invasion of his residence by Department of State Services (DSS) operatives, Supreme Court Justice John Inyang Okoro has been cleared of any wrongdoing or misconduct, The Nation has learnt.

The agency has also returned to him, $38,000 (about N13.68m), taken away from his residence, among other items.


The DSS on October 8, 2016 arrested Justice Okoro and another Supreme Court Justice, Sylvester Ngwuta, during sting operations.

Also arrested were: a former Presiding Justice of the Court of Appeal, Ilorin Division, Justice Mohammed Ladan Tsamiya, who was picked up in Sokoto; Justice Adeniyi Ademola (Federal High Court); the late Chief Judge of Enugu State, Justice I. A. Umezulike; Justice Kabiru Auta of Kano State High Court; and Justice Muazu Pindiga of Gombe State High Court.

While Justice Ngwuta was discharged by the Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT), the National Judicial Council (NJC) cleared Justice Pindiga but recommended the compulsory retirement of Justice Tsamiya, Justice Ademola and the late Justice Umezulike.

Justice Auta was slated for prosecution over an allegation that he collected N197million from one Alhaji Kabiru, who wrote a petition to the NJC against him.

The DSS gave Justice Okoro back the cash in his house on November 8 after a three-year probe.

Besides, Justice Okoro was neither arraigned nor tried for corrupt practices.He was “not confronted with any petition or complaint from any quarters whatsoever by the DSS.” Nothing incriminating was found against him, The Nation learnt.

A source, who spoke in confidence said: “The DSS has returned over $30,000 and other items recovered from Justice Inyang Okoro to him, the investigation has been concluded.

“The step taken by the security agency was a vindication of Justice Okoro, who many regarded in the Judiciary as incorruptible. It also demonstrated the fairness of the DSS in upholding the truth.

“Going by what the Justices went through, the clearance of Justice Okoro by the DSS is being celebrated at the bar and the bench.”

Investigation confirmed that many respected lawyers, among them SANs, have been pushing for a public declaration of Justice Okoro’s clearance by the DSS.


A source said: “the eminent lawyers believe since the public heard about Justice Okoro’s investigation, they ought to know the outcome.
hey are disturbed about the negative media propaganda which his arrest and investigation generated which affected his reputation.”


In an October 17, 2016 letter to a former Chief Justice of Nigeria, the Supreme Court Justice listed the items recovered by DSS operatives from his house.

These are: one iPad, three telephone handsets (only one is active), $38,800 N3.5 million, and four cheque books. The foreign currency was the “leftover from the sum of $24,000 and £10,000 a year he has received each of the previous three years as annual medical/vacation allowances. He explained that he had not spent more than £5,000 on each of three trips he made.

He added: “I was entitled to have more than the amount recovered from me. Put differently, My Lord, the money was the balance of my estacode received from this court for the past three years. This is quite outside the estacodes I have received for the International Conferences I have so far attended since joining the bench of this court.”

While the investigation lasted, Justice Okoro insisted that he had “always eschewed all forms of corrupt practices and never “received any bribe from anybody.”It was the second time Justice Okoro will be absolved of alleged misconduct.

On August 15, 2011, he swore to an Affidavit on Facts which he submitted to a former President of the Court of Appeal, Justice Ayo Salami, on a botched attempt to compromise him as a member of Appeal Panel on the Sokoto State Governorship Election Petition in 2010.

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Re: DSS Clears Supreme Court Justice Okoro Of Misconduct(the Nation) by babyfaceafrica: 9:29am On Dec 13, 2019
DSS always does the bidding of the people in power...they need to publicly apologize for their act for we to take them serious.. Secret service in other civilized nation are known for their due diligence,tact and responsibility.but in naija,it is otherwise

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Re: DSS Clears Supreme Court Justice Okoro Of Misconduct(the Nation) by Racoon(m): 9:31am On Dec 13, 2019
Besides, Justice Okoro was neither arraigned nor tried for corrupt practices.He was “not confronted with any petition or complaint from any quarters whatsoever by the DSS.” Nothing incriminating was found against him, The Nation learnt.
God punish the DSS & this government.After all the impunity, brigandage,home breaking, bastardization of the psyche of these judges, this is where the iberiberism media propaganda trial charade landed the govt & all its zombies.

Fighting perceived & real political enemies in the name of fighting corruption while the in-house & core cabal members corruption continue.Can the NASS begin impeachment proceedings against the president for allowing this illegality by the DSS?

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Re: DSS Clears Supreme Court Justice Okoro Of Misconduct(the Nation) by Simplyleo: 9:31am On Dec 13, 2019
Chest beating go plenty for this thread. cheesy

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Re: DSS Clears Supreme Court Justice Okoro Of Misconduct(the Nation) by Racoon(m): 9:33am On Dec 13, 2019
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Simplyleo:
Chest beating go plenty for this thread. cheesy
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You have no shame otherwise you should be apologizing for all these useless, lawless and irresponsible gaffes of your demigod.Rubbish! angry

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Re: DSS Clears Supreme Court Justice Okoro Of Misconduct(the Nation) by Ravern: 9:37am On Dec 13, 2019
IPOB replies Army, says ‘we have no hand in the video you were slaughtered’

The Nigerian Army has described a trending video purporting that Boko Haram terrorists captured and killed several troops of Operation Lafiya Dole in the North East, as false and the handiwork of members of the outlawed Indigenous Peoples of Biafra, IPOB.

It said the video is aimed at discrediting the Army and sowing seeds of discord among troops of South East extraction in the Nigerian Army. This is contained in a statement signed by Col Sagir Musa, Acting Director, Army Public Relations titled, “Video Clip Portraying The Alleged Capture and Killing of Some Nigerian Soldiers By Boko Haram Terrorists on 10 December 2019 is False”. It read: “The attention of the Nigerian Army has been drawn to a viral, unsubstantiated and apparently fabricated video clip circulating on the social media portraying the stage managed/so called capture and killing of some Nigerian soldiers by Boko Haram terrorists on the 10th of December 2019. “The Nigerian Army wishes to emphatically state that there was no incident that involved the “capture and killing of tens and tens of Nigerian soldiers on the 10th of December 2019” as mischievously and wickedly portrayed in the video. “Similarly, preliminary observation of the video clip (even by the amateur) will reveal that the video was doctored and that the entire events captured in the footage was not an occurrence that took place at any point in time within the shores of Nigeria. ”To this end the Nigerian Army is hereby calling on the members of the general public and indeed personnel of the Nigerian Army especially those in the North East theatre of operation to disregard the sinister, very inciting and divisive video concocted and peddled by the outlawed IPOB members whose main objective is the disunity and fragmentation of Nigeria as clearly shown or espoused in the video.

“Accordingly, the call by one Simon Ekpa, (the principal actor in the clip), calling on soldiers of South East extraction presently serving in the North East to desert the Army and return to Biafra as well as calling on South Easterners not to join the Nigerian Army is an obvious indication of the essence and objective of the masterminds of this fake video which should be dicountenanced by the public. “Meanwhile the leadership of the Nigerian Army wish to also reiterate its unflinching commitment to sustain the war against terrorism and shall not be deterred by the evil machinations or propagandist activities of mischievous persons whose main interest is the disunity of our beloved nation.” We have no hand in the video where insurgents slaughtered you- IPOB But responding to the allegation by the military, the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, denied claim that it doctored and circulated recent video where member of the Boko Haram killed several Nigerian soldiers, describing the claim as laughable. IPOB said it was a shame for the Army to involve the group in their futile attempt impotence and failed effort to fight Boko Haram. Reacting to the allegation, IPOB’s media and publicity secretary, Comrade Emma Powerful berated the Army, saying they belittled themselves by involving IPOB in issue of doctoring a video. Powerful said that IPOB have more important things to do than engaging in doctoring a video where soldiers were killed.

“This recent statement from the thoroughly disgraceful, undignified institution called Nigerian military accusing IPOB of being behind the recent trending video where Boko Haram members torturing and humiliating Nigerian army personnel is laughable. “This unguarded, shameful and thoroughly unsubstantiated accusation is very typical of an army that specializes in attacking civilian populations in the south but cringe at the sight of a well armed opposition in the north. Military denies holding children as terrorism suspects in detention facilities in North East(Opens in a new browser tab) “It is quite pathetic how the Nigeria army would belittle themselves so shamelessly in the eyes of the world by involving IPOB in their futile attempt to deflect attention from their impotence and failed effort to fight a terrorism menace they themselves created in Nigeria. The Nigerian Army must understand that Biafra is not Nigeria. “IPOB have more important things to do than engaging in doctoring a video that is so clear for all to see. Maybe Nigerian the Army think the world is as undiscerning as their typical Nigerian. Rather than coming out in public to make a complete fool of themselves; Buratai and his Nigerian Army should invite forensic experts to corroborate their claim if they are confident they are speaking the truth. “The video of Boko Haram torturing and humiliating the cowardly Nigerian Army that specialize in committing crimes against unarmed populations in Biafra is real and verifiable. IPOB has nothing to do with the trending video and cannot involve itself with this brotherly spat between Boko Haram and Nigeria Army because they have the same Fulanisation agenda for Nigeria. “
Nigeria Army and Boko Haram are both terrorist organisations pursuing the same goal with the only difference being that Nigerian army specialise exclusively, in attacking civilians in the east. “This shameful statement from Nigeria Army proves that the Nigeria Army and her sisters security outfits in Nigeria have lost control of their phony war against Boko Haram and as usual are looking to blame IPOB for their pitiful plight. “Northern elders (allegedly) formed and sponsored Boko Haram to perfect their plans to islamize and Fulanize Nigeria and to make Jonathan’s government ungovernable which they succeeded in doing. We must not forget that Major-General Muhammadu Buhari was named the chief negotiator by Boko Haram for the failed talks in Saudi Arabia in 2014. “Nigeria soldiers should leave IPOB alone and focus on fighting the monster they created. “We pity Nigeria Army and gullible Nigerians who cannot see the inevitable violent collapse of Nigeria.

What is happening today in Nigeria is the worst form of organized state sponsored hypocrisy. Recruiting Boko Haram members and other terror groups into the Nigerian Army, Police, DSS and other security formations in Nigeria is a recipe for disaster which IPOB is rightly sensitizing the world about. Boko Haram: Questionable activities of NGOs very worrisome ― Civil Rights group(Opens in a new browser tab) “Nigeria is imploding gradually and no amount of lies against IPOB will avert the impending doom of the failed British contraption”, Powerful said.




https://www.vanguardngr.com/2019/12/ipob-replies-army-says-we-have-no-hand-in-the-video-you-were-slaughtered/

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Re: DSS Clears Supreme Court Justice Okoro Of Misconduct(the Nation) by Sirjamo: 9:56am On Dec 13, 2019
Racoon:

God punish the DSS & this government.After all the impunity, brigandage,home breaking, bastardization of the psyche of these judges, this is where the iberiberism media propaganda trial charade landed the govt & all its zombies.

Fighting perceived & real political enemies in the name of fighting corruption while the in-house & core cabal members corruption continue.Can the NASS begin impeachment proceedings against the president for allowing this illegality by the DSS?
The sting operations on the Judges weren't entirely useless, three judges got early retirement by the NJC for gross misconduct. However, they should apologize to justice Ngwuta and make his clearance public, he is the kind of judges we need in our judiciary.

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Re: DSS Clears Supreme Court Justice Okoro Of Misconduct(the Nation) by chriskosherbal(m): 10:02am On Dec 13, 2019
Sirjamo:
The sting operations on the Judges weren't entirely useless, three judges got early retirement by the NJC for gross misconduct. However, they should apologize to justice Ngwuta and make his clearance public, he is the kind of judges we need in our judiciary.
Yes they should tender an apology to him he deserves it.

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Re: DSS Clears Supreme Court Justice Okoro Of Misconduct(the Nation) by olril17(m): 10:10am On Dec 13, 2019
Simplyleo:
Chest beating go plenty for this thread. cheesy
receive sense IJN..(Amen!)

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Re: DSS Clears Supreme Court Justice Okoro Of Misconduct(the Nation) by Danzakidakura(m): 10:20am On Dec 13, 2019
Election is over mission accomplished

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Re: DSS Clears Supreme Court Justice Okoro Of Misconduct(the Nation) by cahat89: 11:21am On Dec 13, 2019
not over yet
Re: DSS Clears Supreme Court Justice Okoro Of Misconduct(the Nation) by BlackfireX: 12:20pm On Dec 13, 2019
Chai...


So all this gra gra is for nothing...



Maj Gen buhari well done o

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Re: DSS Clears Supreme Court Justice Okoro Of Misconduct(the Nation) by Esseite: 12:36pm On Dec 13, 2019
Back in those days... you dont even hear DSS, now they are almost equated with police.

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Re: DSS Clears Supreme Court Justice Okoro Of Misconduct(the Nation) by mumumugu(m): 12:47pm On Dec 13, 2019
you mean after staining his name publicly, he should celebrate

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Re: DSS Clears Supreme Court Justice Okoro Of Misconduct(the Nation) by pointstores(m): 1:28pm On Dec 13, 2019
Nawa
Re: DSS Clears Supreme Court Justice Okoro Of Misconduct(the Nation) by Nobody: 1:28pm On Dec 13, 2019
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Re: DSS Clears Supreme Court Justice Okoro Of Misconduct(the Nation) by WebSurfer(m): 1:29pm On Dec 13, 2019
A country of extraordinary ghosts
Re: DSS Clears Supreme Court Justice Okoro Of Misconduct(the Nation) by Equidifferentia: 1:29pm On Dec 13, 2019
After all the trouble he had been through

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Re: DSS Clears Supreme Court Justice Okoro Of Misconduct(the Nation) by helinues: 1:29pm On Dec 13, 2019
Lucky for him
Re: DSS Clears Supreme Court Justice Okoro Of Misconduct(the Nation) by Officialgarri: 1:30pm On Dec 13, 2019
Good one from DSS.

Okoro has been tried and proved to be innocent but other Judges who were getting fat from murderers, armed robbers, looters' and gross misconduct will not escape justice under President Muhammad Buhari.

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Re: DSS Clears Supreme Court Justice Okoro Of Misconduct(the Nation) by ednut1(m): 1:30pm On Dec 13, 2019
Lets sell 9ja
Re: DSS Clears Supreme Court Justice Okoro Of Misconduct(the Nation) by Darteyyyy(m): 1:30pm On Dec 13, 2019
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Re: DSS Clears Supreme Court Justice Okoro Of Misconduct(the Nation) by Matrim44: 1:31pm On Dec 13, 2019
What's the job of DSS sef

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Re: DSS Clears Supreme Court Justice Okoro Of Misconduct(the Nation) by Nobody: 1:32pm On Dec 13, 2019
DSS that coudn't conduct themselves in court is clearing someone of misconduct. This country is a big joke

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Re: DSS Clears Supreme Court Justice Okoro Of Misconduct(the Nation) by Myleakupdate: 1:33pm On Dec 13, 2019
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Re: DSS Clears Supreme Court Justice Okoro Of Misconduct(the Nation) by lexy2014: 1:33pm On Dec 13, 2019
Sirjamo:
The sting operations on the Judges weren't entirely useless, three judges got early retirement by the NJC for gross misconduct. However, they should apologize to justice Ngwuta and make his clearance public, he is the kind of judges we need in our judiciary.

What was d purpose of "the sting operations on the judges"?

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Re: DSS Clears Supreme Court Justice Okoro Of Misconduct(the Nation) by tstx(m): 1:34pm On Dec 13, 2019
Hnn
Re: DSS Clears Supreme Court Justice Okoro Of Misconduct(the Nation) by tstx(m): 1:34pm On Dec 13, 2019
Matrim44:
What's the job of DSS sef
Toutism

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Re: DSS Clears Supreme Court Justice Okoro Of Misconduct(the Nation) by KingOfAmebo(m): 1:34pm On Dec 13, 2019
DickSS and Major General Buhari(re.tarded) playing table tennis with lawyers head while Oshibanjo looks on like dundee united captain.

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Re: DSS Clears Supreme Court Justice Okoro Of Misconduct(the Nation) by lexy2014: 1:34pm On Dec 13, 2019
Officialgarri:
Good one from DSS.

Okoro has been tried and proved to be innocent but other Judges who were getting fat from murderers, armed robbers, looters' and gross misconduct will not escape justice under President Muhammad Buhari.


Is it buharis job to chase after corrupt judges?

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Re: DSS Clears Supreme Court Justice Okoro Of Misconduct(the Nation) by lonelydora: 1:35pm On Dec 13, 2019
Major General Muhammadu Buhari and his foo.lish boys.

Government of trial and error.

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