Bribery Allegation: Judges Kick Against NJC Decision

 Bribery Allegation: Judges Kick Against NJC Decision

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Two of the judges who were recently arrested and later released by the Department of State Services on corruption allegations have expressed dissatisfaction over the decision of the National Judicial Council asking them to stop sitting until the conclusion of the cases against them.
Three out of the seven indicted judges had been suspended by the NJC and recommended for sacking by either President Muhammadu Buhari or their state governors over various acts of misconduct before the raid on their houses by DSS operatives took place on October 7 and 8.
Two out of the four others who are still in service have expressed dissatisfaction over the decision taken by the NJC on Thursday.
One of them who spoke on the condition of anonymity because judges are under judicial oath not to speak to the press, noted that the decision of the NJC was unnecessary since almost all the affected judges had voluntarily withdrawn from sitting.
The judge said, “Up till now, there is no official communication from the NJC.
“Before now, all the affected judges had voluntarily stopped sitting. So, what is the need for the statement released by the NJC? It’s quite unnecessary.

LTV

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