Senate Condemns DSS Crackdown On Judges

Senator Bukola Saraki
Senate President, Bukola Saraki

SENATE on Tuesday condemned in very strong terms, the draconian invasion of the homes, subsequent arrest and detention of serving judges by the Department of State Security Service (DSS) without recognizing the constitutional responsibility of the National Judicial Council (NJC).

Chairman, Senate Committee on Drugs and Narcotics and member, Committee on Judiciary, Human Rights and legal Matters, Senator Joshua Lidani, PDP, Plateau Central, who spoke under matters of urgent National importance, however brought the issue of the arrest of the judges which happened weekend before the senate during plenary.

The Senate also mandated its committee on Judiciary, human rights and legal matters to review all existing laws establishing security agencies and report back in four weeks.

In his remarks, Senate President Bukola Saraki said the Senate was in full support of the fight against corruption, adding that the government must ensure that the war on corruption was done within the rule of law.

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