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Tuesday, November 01, 2016

Nigeria Supreme Court Judges Accused Of Corruption Have Step Down

The spokesperson of Nigeria’s Supreme Court, Ahuraka Isah, on Monday confirmed reports that two Supreme Court judges accused of corruption have stopped sitting.

The two judges, Iyang Okoro and Sylvester Nguta, were among seven judges arrested by operatives of the State Security Service, following allegations of corruption.

In a telephone chat with PREMIUM TIMES, Mr. Isah, who speaks for the Chief Justice of Nigeria, Mahmud Mohammed, said the Supreme Court judges suspended sittings since the raid on their homes and their subsequent arrest.

“None of the judges whose houses were raided and arrested by the SSS have been suspended by the NJC,” the spokesperson said. “But the two affected Supreme Court justices voluntarily recused themselves from all judicial functions since the raid occurred.”

Seven judges were on October 7 arrested by the SSS following allegations of corruption.

While the affected judges have denied any wrongdoing, claiming victimisation for previous stands they took against public officials, the SSS said their arrest followed credible information about the judges’ alleged involvement in bribery and corruption allegations.

The SSS also accused the National Judicial Council of not judiciously treating petitions against corrupt judges. The NJC denied the allegation by the SSS.

Various groups have given divergent opinions about the raids and arrest of the judges. While some have commended the arrests, others have accused the executive of interfering with the judiciary by the arrests.


  1. Good! Now that's honorable...

  2. Hmmmmmmmmmm!!!
    How come that all these Judges being disgraced up and down there is no Hausa fulani muslim man or woman among them?

    1. U r not a peace maker but a mischief maker and a wrecker.

      Go thru d list before u mislead more gullible people

    2. James' Hater1 November 2016 at 08:16

      Are you sure you do read news articles at all? Justice Mu'azu Pindiga, Justice Kabir Auta, Justice Bashir Sukola, Justice Zainab Bulkachuwa, just to name a few. A little googling won't kill you

    3. When write up like this comes, it's easy to identify who reads the article or just the head line.
      Peace maker Kor peace mass bus transit ni

  3. Nada...buhari d dictator

  4. What are they going to do to the others?

  5. *shaking my head*Naija which way na and who is the culprit.....


  6. Their business because when they were involve in the wrong doings we weren't informed then

  7. Na their business be dat, nothing concern me. Next time dont join the bad wagon of corrupt people. What a shame and a pity. Their names have been stained for ever.

  8. Cunnu man die, cunny man bury am. If the FGN can't get a conviction as a result of technicalities, they might as well get them to recuse themselves.

  9. Very good development


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