Nigeria’s secret police – the Department of State Services – alongside police officers raided the homes of some Supreme Court and Federal High Court judges.
The affected Supreme Court judges were, Sylvanus Ngwuta and Inyang Okoro. The Federal High Court judges were Muazu Pindiga, Adeniyi Ademola, Abdullahi Liman and Nnamdi Dimgba. Judges Ngwuta, Okoro, Adeniyi and Pindiga were abducted and are being held at undisclosed locations. The attempt to arrest Dimgba was interrupted in dramatic fashion by Governor Nyesom Wike in Port Harcourt and captured here:
There are suggestions that the judges took bribes from the likes of Wike in order to give favourable verdicts on (s)election cases. Even if the allegations are true, why were the raids conducted by the DSS and not the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission? The opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has called it a “descent into fascism”.