House of Reps probes arrest of Judges, backs Senate on DSS boss’ summon


Following the clampdown on some judges by the Department of State Service, SSS, the House of Representatives, Tuesday, ruled to probe the arrest of the judges but equally backed the motion of the upper chambers in refusing to summon the Director General of the State Security Service, Lawan Daura.

 In a motion brought by Honourable member representing Rivers state, Chinda Ogundu, the House named a committee to investigate weekend’s raid by the State Security Service, SSS, on some judges’ homes across the country.

The House also refused to summon Mr. Daura, but said a committee to investigate the circumstance of the raid be organised. Also note that the Senate has, in Tuesday’s session, rejected a motion to invite the Director General of the State Security Service, Lawan Daura, over the ongoing clampdown on alleged corrupt judges.

Although lawmaker, Mojeed Alabi, suggested that the House should respect the principles of separation of powers and stay away from the matter, but the House approved the motion nonetheless.


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