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.

 


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