Embattled Judges to be arraigned today


The two justices of the Supreme Court and five other judges arrested by the Department of State Services (DSS) will be arraigned today before a Federal High Court in Abuja, source informed our reporter.

The judges were arrested on October 7 and 8 by the DSS, over alleged corruption and illegal possession of arms.Charges are said to be separately prepared against the judges, who were arrested in a sting operation carried out by the DSS.

The judges were, however, admitted to bail on self recognition and had been reporting to the office of the DSS to answer some allegations levelled against them.

The two justices of the apex court, Sylvester Ngwuta and Inyang Okoro arrested by the DSS, had written to the National Judicial Council (NJC), claiming that their travails in the hands of the DSS were political persecution.

The prosecution, it was learnt, would put measures in place to keep the judges away from tampering with evidence being collated against them and witnesses lined up to give evidence.

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