Senate To Summon Six Arrested Judges

The Nigerian Senate today approved a resolution to summon the six judges arrested by Department for State Security (DSS) operatives for further investigation into the issues surrounding the arrest.

The six arrested judges by DSS operatives have been summoned to the senate for further investigation into the matter.

The justices are to appear before the Committee on Judiciary, Human Rights and Legal matter to provide answers to certain question from the Senate.

Chairman of the Committee Sen. David Umaru disclosed the plans to invite the judges on Wednesday.

“Mr President by virtue of the 1999 Constitution as amended and order 96, Rule 37 of our rules, the powers of this committee to oversight the Judiciary and particularly its powers include judicial matters and Judges and Justices of the court.”

“I am bringing this to the attention of the Senate so that we can take the permission of this senate to enable us conduct proper oversight on this matter and invite the justices to enable us interact with them in order to conduct proper oversight as we are enjoined by the provision of our rules and the 1999 constitution.”

President of the Senate, Dr. Bukola Saraki gave the committee to go ahead with their oversight function as they had already been empowered.

“You do not need to come to us, you have your powers under the oversight and you should be able use the powers and do whatever you deem necessary. “So do your job in line with your powers”.

However, no date has been fixed for the judges probe.

 


Have a story to tell, or images to share on a breaking news story? Send them to Concise News via Whatsapp (0906 928 2577)


Join the Conversation


Related

On-The-Run Boko Haram Terrorists Arrested In Lagos The Department of State Services (DSS) says its operatives have arrested four suspected members of Boko Haram in Oko Oba area of Lagos state, Southwest Nigeria.
EFCC Denies Accusations Of Starvation By Ex-president’s Aide The EFCC yesterday denied accusations of starving Dr Waripamo-Owei Dudafa, a former aide of ex-President Goodluck Jonathan.
FG To Celebrate Two Years In Power Lai Mohammed, the Minister of Information and Culture, has disclose that the federal government will, on May 29, celebrate two years in power.
Petroleum Agency Spends $9m On Staff Transfers The Senate Committee on Petroleum (Upstream) was shocked to learn that the National Petroleum Investment Management Services (NAPIMS) spent $9m on staff transfers in its 2016 budgetary allocation.
Budget Will Be Ready By Next Week, Says Senate Senate Leader Ahmad Lawan (APC-Yobe North) gave the assurance in an interview with State House reporters after meeting behind closed doors with President Muhammadu Buhari.