Finally, DSS grants conditional Release for the arrested Judges (READ)
According to a report from The Telegraph, The Department of State Services (DSS) had released all the seven judges arrested in connection with alleged corrupt practices after being kept in custody for over 24hrs.
Those arrested and granted bail are Justices Inyang Okoro and Sylvester Ngwuta of the Supreme Court; Adeniyi Ademola of the Federal High Court, Abuja; Kabir Auta of the Kano High Court; Muazu Pindiga of the Gombe High Court, Mohammed Tsamiya of the Court of Appeal in Ilorin and the Chief Judge of Enugu State, I. A. Umezulike.
A source who pleaded anonymity, revealed to The Telegraph, that all the seven judges were released on Sunday night, but they were made to report at the service headquarters in Aso drive, Abuja, yesterday morning.
The judges have also been asked to be reporting daily to the DSS office in Abuja pending when they will be arraigned in court.
According to the source, the judges were granted bail on self-recognition based on their standing in the society, as they cannot run away.
The judges have been instructed to report at the DSS office today by 10a.m. It was also learnt that the DSS had been on the trail of the judges in the past seven months, monitoring their activities and “placing a web around them.”
“The judges reported at the DSS office on Monday morning for investigation and they have gone back home. The investigation continues preparatory to their arraignment in court.
“Also, the arrest was as a sequel to lack of cooperation by the National Judicial Council (NJC).
The NJC refused DDS opportunity to question the affected persons. The investigation on the conduct of the judges started seven months ago, precisely in April 2016,” the source stated.