10 Oct 2016

13 yr old Girl dies from 68 days religious fasting...photo

Indian police are investigating the parents of a 13-year-old girl who died last week after undertaking a religious fast for 68 days.

Police in southern Hyderabad city told BBC Hindi they want to know if Aradhana Samdariya was forced to fast.

Her parents have insisted she voluntarily fasted as prescribed in Jainism, one of the world's most ancient religions. The case has sparked a debate about the practice of religious fasting in India.

Reports said Aradhana lived for 68 days on boiled water. Two days after she called off her fast last week, she was dead.

Experts believe it is possible for the human body to survive without food for up to two months.

A police spokesperson said a case had been registered against the parents after a child rights organisation filed a complaint.

"The parents - Laxmi Chand and Manshi Samdariya - have been booked under culpable homicide [causing death by negligence] and Juvenile Justice Act [cruelty against minors]," the spokesperson said.

The parents, wealthy jewellers based in Hyderabad, have denied that they forced their daughter to fast.

"She asked permission for upvaas [fast that involves renouncing food]. We asked her to stop after 51 days but she would not give up. Her fast was voluntary. No one forced her," Mr Samdariya said.

But social activists have rejected the family's claim.

"The entire nation should be ashamed that such a practice still exists. Her father's guru advised the family that if she fasted for 68 days, his business would be profitable," activist Achyut Rao told BBC Hindi.

"The girl was made to drink only water from sunrise to sunset. There was no salt or lemon or anything else."


Tragic! This 17 yr old girl commits suicide...photo

Dacia Reynolds,17-year-old, was found hanging from a tree in her yard in Runaway Bay, St Ann about 1:30 pm on Tuesday, Oct. 4th. Police say that the teen is suspected to have committed suicide.
Her body was taken to to the morgue for a post mortem to determine the actually cause of death and to reveal if any foul play was involved. No motives have yet been determined by the police as to why Reynolds may have taken her own life.


She was described as a promising young woman who didn’t show any signs of having problems, so her her taking her own life came has a real shocker to her friends and family.

"She showed no signs of depression," one family member said, as a group sat comforting her bereaved mother, Verona Ferguson.

The distraught mother recalled that when she left Reynolds on Tuesday morning for work, she was not anticipating a call that would inform her of her death.

"Monday we were playing inside," Ferguson recalled. "She was always happy, friendly, and always with a smile."

"This shake up the entire district, everybody. She had an incredibly bubbly personality. She was passionate about life. Whenever she committed to doing something she always followed through," said Pastor Delroy Johnson, who visited  the family.

"She was enjoying church on Sunday; she was smiling. She was a very good girl; she never had a frown on her face," another family member added.

Reynolds, a past student of Ferncourt High in the parish, had only been attending her new school of Cosmetology for two weeks. She reportedly stayed home on Tuesday because of the weather associated with Hurricane Matthew.
God rest her soul...
Source: Jamaican Observer

Omg! Veteran actor, Tunde Alabi cries out from hospital bed that he doesn't want to die

Veteran Nigerian actor, Tunde Alabi, is down and in a terrible condition. He is reportedly fighting for his life at the Lagos General Hospital and has cried out to Nigerians to help him.

Speaking on his current state, Alabi said:

“I went to bed at about 8:30 pm that fateful day with the intention of waking up at 1 am. When it was about 9pm, I had a strange expulsion on my right leg. Immediately, the leg started burning and I screamed throughout the night.

The following morning I couldn’t move the leg again. It was a spiritual attack. That’s what has kept me under this condition.”

Putting to rest the allegations that he has been battling diabetes for years, the actor said that he only discovered his diabetic state after he was hospitalised.

“I may be evicted from the hospital any moment from now because I have no money to sustain my stay here. I don’t want to die. I am calling on well-meaning Nigerians to come to my rescue.”

Watch video of woman who was scalded with hot water by her neighbour

This woman  claims hot water was poured on her by her neighbour, after they had a fight. The victim claims the attack happened when she was minding her business and rinsing clothes. The eyewitness, ugojesse, who shared this video wrote:
"So i got up this morning to pick up left over cigeratte stick for my art...in the process i got into one uncompleted building some streets away...behold i met this old lady in pain who was poured hot water by her neighbour....i no be blogger ...this was what i could scoop....#fight no good o"
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Lobatan! These 38 repentant s3x workers in Port Harcourt undergo water baptism...photo

Some commercial sex workers in Port Harcourt, Rivers state on Saturday October 8th, gave their lives to Jesus and had their water baptism conducted by the General Overseer of Omega Power Ministries, Apst. Chibuzor Chinyere. 
The new converts who were re-christined by the General Overseer as the daughters of Doctor Jesus, were in high spirit after their baptism. According to the church's Facebook post, some of them came out from the pool of water bursting into tears as they recalled their past life. 
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Photo of 9 suspected kidnappers of CBN governor, Godwin Emefiele's wife paraded

The Nigeria Police today paraded the kidnappers of Mrs Margaret Emefiele, the wife of the Central Bank Governor, Godwin Emefiele. Margaret was kidnapped on September 29th and regained her freedom October 1st. Parade are

i. Lance Corporal Musa Maidabra ‘M’ 28 years 
ii. Lance Corporal Edwin George ‘M’
iii. Ernest Anthony Uduefe ‘M’ 32 years (dismissed Soldier)
iv. Mohammed Abubakar A.K.A Dogo ‘M’ 29 years (Gang Leader)


v. Mohammed Musa ‘M’ 26 years
vi. Mohammed Sule ‘M’ 26 years
vii. Ibrahim Abdullahi ‘M’ 30 years 
viii. Aliyu Musa ‘M’ 30 years
ix. Mohammed Yusuf ‘M’ 36 years

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Photo of Illegal Polytechnic Operator arraigned for extorting students in Ekiti state

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) today arraigned one Johnson Babatola (pictured) before Justice Taiwo O. T of the Federal High Court sitting in Ado- Ekiti, Ekiti State, on a 7-count charge bordering on Advance fee fraud and operation of illegal polytechnic.

Babatola, a former Principal Manager of the Central Bank of Nigeria, Ado-Ekiti branch was arrested following a petition from the National Board for Technical Education, Kaduna, alleging that he was operating an illegal Polytechnic named Teedek Polytechnic at Ilogbo, Ekiti State and extorting gullible students who are not aware of the status of the institution. However, he pleaded not guilty when the charges were read to him.

Wow! Check out the Ultra Modern Bus Terminal at Tafawa Balewa Square inspected by Governor Ambode ...photo

Governor Akinwunmi Ambode of Lagos, Commissioner for Information & Strategy, Steve Ayorinde; Managing Partner, Consultants Collaborative Partnership (CCP), Tayo Babalakin; Special Adviser on Lagos Global, Prof. Ademola Abass; CEO Quattro Alchemy, Arch. Aderoju Ademoroti and Special Adviser on Transportation, Prince Anofi Elegushi during the inspection of Ultra Modern Bus Terminal at Tafawa Balewa Square (TBS), on Sunday. 

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Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton traded insults openly on last night's debate

Donald Trump dismissed his predatory remarks about groping women as “locker room talk,” and took a swipe at Hillary Clinton’s husband Bill over past s*xual misconduct in a fiery second US presidential debate on Sunday.

Hillary Clinton, facing a wounded Trump with one month to go before Election Day, pushed back by saying Trump’s lewd comments, caught on a hot mic, merely showed his true self.

With millions of Americans tuning in for the televised showdown, Trumo may have been expected to show contrition as he seeks to move beyond the crisis triggered by the tape’s release.

Instead Trump levelled a blunt attack at former president Clinton, who was live at the event.

“If you look at Bill Clinton, far worse,” Trump insisted. “Mine are words, his was action,” he said, claiming that there has “never been anybody in the history of politics in this nation that’s been so abusive to women.”

Clinton refused to take the bait, saying she took the advice that “when they go low, you go high.”

In the tense opening minutes of the showdown, Trump also clashed with Clinton on her private use of emails as secretary of state, warning that if he becomes president he will order the Justice Department to launch a special investigation into the issue.

When Clinton responded that it was “awfully good” that someone with Trump’s temperament was not leading the nation, he shot back: “Because you’d be in jail.”

Trump is facing a make-or-break moment after his lewd boasts, which he made in 2005 and which became public Friday, brought sweeping condemnation from within his own party and calls for him to step aside.

Pressed by the debate moderator who asserted that he had bragged of s*xually assaulting women, the billionaire Republican candidate lashed out:

“Certainly I’m not proud of it. But this is locker room talk.”

Clinton fired back, saying he has spent much of his campaign denigrating women and minorities.

“This is who Donald Trump is, and the question for us, the question our country must answer is that this is not who we are,” she said.
“Republicans are leaving you,” Clinton told Trump, adding that his campaign is “exploding.”

Photo of two men caught vandalizing transformer cable

A Vigilante group in Abia State have arrested two suspects in Aba, for allegedly vandalising an electricity transformer cables.

One of the suspects, David, confessed to have vandalised over 15 transformers in Aba since they started their operation in the city.

The suspects when paraded however appealed to the state government and the Enugu Electric Distribution Company to forgive them, promising not to return to crime again if they were let to go.

Deadly protest continue in Ethiopia as state of emergency is declared

The Ethiopian government has declared a state of emergency following a week of anti-government violence that resulted in deaths and property damage across the country, especially in the restive Oromia region.

Rights groups say that since last year more than 500 people have been killed in protests in the Oromia region surrounding the capital Addis Ababa.

Anger about a development scheme for the capital turned into broader anti-government demonstrations over politics and human rights abuses as the government promotes Ethiopia as one of Africa’s top-performing economies.


The government however says the death toll was inflated.

In a televised address on Sunday, Ethiopia’s prime minister Hailemariam Desalegn said the state of emergency was declared because there has been “enormous” damage to property.

“We put our citizens’ safety first. Besides, we want to put an end to the damage that is being carried out against infrastructure projects, education institutions, health centers, administration and justice buildings,” said Desalegn on the state Ethiopian Broadcasting Corporation.

“The recent developments in Ethiopia have put the integrity of the nation at risk,” he said.

“The state of emergency will not breach basic human rights enshrined under the Ethiopian constitution and won’t also affect diplomatic rights listed under the Vienna Convention,” said Desalegn.

The internet has also been blocked across many parts of Ethiopia, according to citizens.

The government has blocked the internet for more than a week to prevent protesters from using social media to get supporters to attend demonstrations.

Two cultists suspected of murdering about 20 people caught by police...photo

The Police Zonal Intervention Squad (ZIS), Onikan, Lagos, have arrested two suspected cultists for alleged murder of over 20 persons.

Sheriff Afeeri and Wasiu Owoseeni were arrested at Agosi in Ifo, Ogun State, with dangerous weapons including an axe.

It was gathered that the duo confessed to be members of the Black Axe (Aiye), confraternity and participated in the various fight against Eiye cult group in Otta and Ifo.

According to the zonal spokesman, Muyiwa Adejobi, the suspects were apprehended while planning a meeting.


He said they confessed to have killed several people, including one Niyi alias Neyo, who was the Black Axe leader in Ifo.

Niyi was killed on Western City Street in Ifo last March by his members who wanted to overthrow him.

Adejobi said the Assistant Inspector General of Police (AIG) Zone II, Abdulmajid Ali, has directed that proper investigation be carried out so as to arrest other members of the group.

He said: “The AIG has vowed to get the zone rid of cultists and hoodlums, who have been terrorising innocent people in Lagos and Ogun States.

“Those arrested and others at large will be treated as murderers in as much as their actions have always been tailored to one killing or the other,” he said.


The Nation

Nollywood actress Eniola Badmus exposes her chest in this outfit...photo

The actress shared this photo, it's clearly too exposed to be seen wearing out...hmm!

Shocking! Donald Trump invites four of Bill Clinton's 'sex victims' to the debate...photo

Donald Trump took four of the women who accused Bill Clinton of sexual assault to the debate on Sunday. Before Sunday night's debate against Hillary Clinton, Donald Trump allowed reporters to interview the victims, Kathleen Willey, Juanita Broaddrick, Kathy Shelton and Paula Jones – in St. Louis.
Broaddrick, an Arkansas nursing home administrator who has accused Bill Clinton of forcibly raping her when he was the state's attorney general, said that 'actions speak louder than words.' 
'Mr. Trump may have said some bad words, but Bill Clinton raped me. And Hillary Clinton threatened me. I don't think there's any comparison.'
Shelton who was raped at the age of 12 by a man whom Hillary Clinton defended in court was also present. She said:
'At 12 years old Hillary put me through something that you would never put a 12-year-old through.' 
'And she says she's for women and children. And she was asked last year what happened, and she said she's supposed to defend [clients] whether they did it or not. Now she's laughing on tape, saying she –' Shelton, who became overcome with emotion, stopped speaking..
Then Trump said: 'You went through a lot'.

Shelton respoinded: 'Yes sir, I did,' she answered. 
Then on Twitter she said:
'I may be Hillary Clinton’s 1st female victim. She ruined my life; defended my rapist & blamed me. I was 12 yrs old. Then she laughed at me,' one message read. 'I don’t care if Trump said gross things. I care that Hillary Clinton lied, terrorized, & mocked me, defending my rapist,' she added. 
Paula Jones, who won an $800,000 lawsuit settlement after accusing Bill Clinton of sexual harassment, was also present.
Kathleen Willey, who accused Bill Clinton of allegedly groping her in a room near the Oval Office in1993, was also present. She said she was having a private meeting with Clinton when he embraced her, kissed her on the mouth, grabbed her breast and put her hand on his crotch.
She said:
"I just remember thinking, 'What in the world is he doing?'" Willey said. "I was just startled." 

She said she had a meeting with Clinton to ask for a paying job because her husband was having financial problems and facing legal troubles.

Unfortunately, her husband, Ed Willey, killed himself that same day of the meeting, though neither Kathleen Willey or the president or the president knew about it at the time.

Reporters in the room listened patiently to the four women indict the Clintons. As soon as they were done, reporter started hammering Donald Trump with questions about the sex audio tape.
Questions:
'Does your star power allow you to touch women without their consent?' demanded a Wall Street Journal writer.
'Did you touch the women without their consent?' asked the Associated Press. 'Why did you say you touched women without their consent, Mr. Trump?' asked a CBS News journalist.
The questions annoyed Paula Jones who exploded and said:
'Why don't y'all go ask Bill Clinton that?' she exclaimed. 'Go ahead, ask Hillary as well!'
Source: Daily Mail

Omg! Bike-snatching gang led by physically-challenged man caught by police in Oyo state... photo

The Oyo State Police Command has arrested a robbery gang which specialised in snatching bikes from owners in Ogbomosho town, after luring them to deserted areas in the guise of being a passenger. The bike-snatching gang led by a physically-challenged man identified as one Sunday Olojede, aka Oba Aro. According to Crime Reports, 38-year-old Olojede was a terror to motorcycle riders.
Until his arrest, the suspect used to make his gang members follow him on one or two other motorcycles in trail of the one conveying him, after which they would attack the owner of the bike they wanted to snatch and make away with it, abandoning the owner.The Commissioner of Police in Oyo State, Mr Sam Adegbuyi, who disclosed circumstances surrounding his arrest said that on August 13, a three-man gang of armed robbers attacked one Bolaji Matthew along Ago Are and dispossessed him of his Bajaj motorcycle.

The gang also snatched another motorcycle at gunpoint from its owner, Olusayo Alao, at the same area, but the alarm raised by the second victim attracted the Special Anti-Robbery Squad which was on routine patrol at the area.
"The SARS operatives moved swiftly to the scene and succeeded in arresting the suspect and the snatched motorcycle was recovered from him. Though other members of the gang escaped from the scene, due to diligent investigation, they were arrested in their various  hideouts and they confessed to series of robbery operations they had carried out and the number of motorcycles stolen before they were apprehended," Adegbuyi stated. Other suspects were Olayiwola Amoo (38), Abiodun Adebayo a.k.a. Omileniyan (25), Isaac Idowu a.k.a. Alausa (37), Abdullahi Adamu (50), and Rabiu Abubakar (30). The police commissioner revealed that the stolen motorcycles stolen were sold to some criminal receivers who were also arrested. Items recovered included five unregistered Bajaj Boxer motorcycles, a Bajaj Boxer motorcycle with registration number OYO FMT 688 QC and a Bajaj Boxer motorcycle with registration number OYO YNF 535QC.

Olojede, in an interview claimed that he joined the gang not too long ago. 
"I have just started with the gang. The first time I went with the gang, I picked one of the gang members on a motorcycle while another member rode as a passenger on a commercial motorcycle. When the rider got to a lonely spot, the passenger who is our gang member forcefully took the key of the bike from him. At the same time, we arrived at the scene and the rider who initially wanted to put up a resistance became afraid. He left the bike and ran away. The second time was similar but we were not successful the third time," he said.
One of the victims, Olusayo Alao, also narrated his experience to Crime Reports:
"Olojede stopped me that I should take him to Ayelomo Hotel. I said I didn’t know the place and he tried to describe it. As we were going, I noticed the road he took me through was lonely and there were no houses there. Unknown to me, two others were following us on a motorcycle. Suddenly, Sunday slapped me. As I wanted to escape, the bike went off and Sunday pushed me to the ground with the bike. I got up and rained blows on him, at the same time crying for help. 
His two other gang members started beating me and when I struggled with them not to take the bike away, they carried Olojede and put him on their motorcycle. But I dragged him down from the bike. Some people and a patrol team came to where we were and helped in apprehending him."

Source: Nigerian Tribune

Nollywood actress Funke Akindele steps out with hubby, Abdul Rasheed at an event... phot

Funke Akindele-Bello and her hubby, Abdul Rasheed Bello aka JJC, attended the 2016 Naija FM Comedy award show at Muson Centre, Marina, Lagos... another photo below...

Shocking! These two caught with crushed human heads hidden in loaves of bread in Lagos...photo

Lagos state police command have arrested two persons, 24 year old‎ Jamiu Alabi and 32 year old Yemi John for unlawful possession of human head. The Nation reports that the duo were apprehended at Church Bus Stop, Ipaja on Saturday October 8th.

They were alleged to have sandwiched three human heads in loaves of breads and inscribed names and amount on each. While one of them had Danjumo N20,000 written on it, the others had Yusuf N70,000 and Alhaji Mumuni N10,000.

Confirming their arrest, the Lagos state Police spokesperson, Dolapo Badmos, said the case was under discreet investigation.

See the suspect who has been imprisoned eight times and third time this year, wants help...photo

In a record chasing history that is close to Guinness book of record, a 41 year-old man arrested by the operatives of the Rapid Response Squad (RRS) of the Lagos State Police for stealing the phone of his helper has pleaded that he should be assisted from going to prison the eighth time. 

The suspect, Emmanuel Oyewunmi, from Ikale, Ondo State, was arrested by the operatives on Friday night at Ojodu-Berger Bus Stop for stealing N600 and a phone from a bus driver and a passenger.

Oyewunmi, before now, has been on the wanted list of RRS’s operatives for stealing a Samsung Galaxy S4 belonging to one Mrs. Adesewa Oni from her car.

On the said day, Oyewunmi was a park attendant outside Shoprite Shopping Mall, Ikeja, when Oni drove in to attend a ceremony at the Adeyemi Bero Auditorium in Alausa.

For keeping an eye on her car, Oni instead of offering Oyewunmi the N200 he requested decided to drive him to a nearby ATM to withdraw some money out of which she gave him N1000.

Unwittingly for her, she left Oyewunmi inside her car while she gets the money from the ATM. Upon returning, she handed Oyewunmi the N1,000 and she drove off.

The victim, while reliving her experience said “I have driven about five minutes away from Alausa when I felt the urge to make some calls for appointments, and I realised that my phone, Samsung Galaxy S4, was missing. Quickly, my mind raced to him and I realised my folly.

"How could I have left a total stranger in my car alone, leaving documents and valuable items in the car with him? It was just a silly thing to do for me. I traced him back to that spot but he was gone… When I was done looking for him everywhere, I was advised to report the incidence at the RRS’s Headquarters the same day,” she explained.

Oyewunmi on interrogation admitted stealing the phone of his helper while she left him in the car to get money through the ATM last week Sunday.

The suspect said “I was pushed into it by the need to get hard drugs. As soon as I got the phone, I went to Ipodo in Ikeja to get hard drug. It was the hard drug dealer that bought it from me. He bought it N8, 000:00. I spent the rest on drug. I was so pained that I forgot to shave and barb from the proceeds of the stolen phones.”

He explained further, “hard drug has spoilt my life. It was the cause of my rejection by my wife, and my father. I got hooked on drug while I was young and getting out of it has been extremely difficult for me… Some faith based non-governmental origination have assisted me through rehabilitation in the past, I have always gotten back into it. Drug has been the predominant cause of my imprisonment…. If I am imprisoned now, it would be the eigth time and third time this year.”

On his second offence, Oyewunmi admitted stealing a phone and N600 from the bus driver and a passenger but pleaded that he was under the influence of drug.

Confirming the arrest of the suspected thief, the Police Public Relations Officer, Superintendent Dolapo Badmos, urged Lagosians not to expose themselves to criminals. The suspect has been transferred to the Lagos State Taskforce for prosecution.

Judges accused of collecting bribes from Departmental stores, clients in Niger republic and Benin Republic says DSS

Agents at the Department of State Security have alleged that some of the arrested judges collected bribe from departmental stores while some others traveled as far as Ghana, Benin republic and Niger republic to collect bribe. The Nation reports that the DSS has in its possession an audio and video tapes of some of the judges collecting bribe.

While one of the judges just acquired a N1.5billion mansion, another allegedly collected bribe in a department store and one allegedly crossed the borders to Benin Republic, Niger Republic and Ghana to collect money. A Court of Appeal judge allegedly collected N200million but he was only recommended for retirement and the NJC directed him to refund the cash installmentally. 
The detained judges include two Supreme Court judges-Justices Sylvester Ngwuta and Inyang Okoro; the suspended Presiding Justice of the Court of Appeal, Ilorin Division, Justice Mohammed Ladan Tsamiya, who was picked up in Sokoto; Justice Adeniyi Ademola( Federal High Court); the Chief Judge of Enugu State, Justice I. A. Umezulike;  Justice Kabiru Auta of Kano State High Court; and Justice Muazu Pindiga( Gombe State High Court).
An agent of the DSS who spoke inconfident said “I think so far, about seven judges have been detained but altogether 15 judges are under investigations. We still have about eight others already being probed. There may be one or two Supreme Court Justices among the remaining eight. The DSS has also invited three registry staff of some courts, who probably played some roles in the bribery saga, for questioning.”
Asked of the welfare of their Lordships, the source said: “We have treated the seven judges in custody with utmost respect, decency, they are not treated like criminals at all. Their interrogation does not last more than two hours and they are given meals of their fancy. The judges are being detained. They need to fill some forms. Also,  if they had answered our questions, they would have been released under one hour. Some of these judges have made statements to our team. We have also shown them some evidence in order to show that the DSS was tidier in in its probe.”
The source continued said:  “A Supreme Court Justice has a property worth N1.5billion. If not DSS, which other agency will unravel this? Are you expecting the police to take on these judges? Another Supreme Court justice credited everything to his son. If the son started earning a living from the day he was born( assuming he was earning N1million), he cannot be able to earn one quarter of what he is claiming to have. We said it is very simple, tell us the business or the work you have done to have been able to earn so much. A judge entered a department store not to buy anything but to collect bribe, inside a supermarket from a go-between. Unknown to the judge and the collector, there are cameras in the store. The video clip is there. Another judge under probe has perfected the art of being a bribe collector on behalf of others. He is notorious in crossing the borders to Benin Republic, Niger Republic and Ghana. We know some of the hotels where he used to lodge.”
The source went on: “We have the case of a judge who issued bail conditions to an accused person but the conditions were not met and the suspect was released. After the court session, the accused person sent word to the judge that he could not meet the conditions but take this amount to set me free. Of course, the judge did not act alone; the court clerk, the bailiff and the Registrar were involved. The DSS knew all that transpired, the amount involved and who took what. When we confronted the Registrar to give us the details of how the bail conditions were met, there was no single evidence. The judge in Port Harcourt is under probe for about $2.5million. Out of that amount, $500,000 was moved elsewhere and we know where it went. They mobilised thugs because the recovery of the remaining $2million will be a lead that will open a can of worms. That face-off was used to remove the money. We are tracking the money, we already have the idea of where the $2million was hidden. We will get it. Governor Nyesom Wike’s fear was that once that money was taken, the judge must account. So, there was need to cover up. The judge exposed himself by bringing Wike into the investigation and he has made his case worse. The question is: Why was Wike at the judge’s house? Is the judge’s house a government house? How can a governor be in that place at that hour? The judge gave a ruling  on the PDP crisis by legitimising the illegitimate for a purpose.”
On the alleged planting of recovered cash in the judges’ quarters, the source said: “The DSS did not do anything like that. In fact, the judges signed for items recovered from their residences. If you crosscheck, the operation was spontaneous and simultaneous in the judges’ quarters. It started between  10.30pm and 11pm on Friday night. It was painstaking and professionally conducted. Technically speaking, the DSS gave the time and the cameras used for the operation were digitalised. The search was conducted in the presence of the owners of the houses. There was no molestation, no harassment. We don’t need to plant money in anybody’s house because we have all subscribed to the oath of office. In an era where the government is trying to be fair, we don’t need to do that. There was search warrant duly obtained from the court. The execution of a search warrant does not require the presence of a lawyer. Even at that, one of the judges invited his lawyer who examined the warrant and asked him to cooperate with the DSS operatives.”
Responding to a question, the source said: “The DSS is in custody of some audio and video tapes of some of these judges. By the time we start running these tapes, Nigerians will appreciate that we have done a good job. The DSS did not just jump into investigation, it received petitions on these judges on how  they literally took money. The worst aspect is that they took money with both hands. Some of these things were becoming disturbing and people were bringing facts and figures. We went to verify these. If a judge builds a house, it is easier to discover because he might have bought the land from an individual or an agency or estate agent. There is no way you can cover up all these things.”
Concerning why the DSS stormed the official quarters of the judges, the source added that the poor  cooperation of the NJC accounted for it.”
He spoke of how the DSS decided to go through the NJC to invite the judges for investigation “in a less dramatic way”. Correspondences were exchanged between the NJC and the Federal Ministry of Justice for certain information and dossier. The Ministry of Justice complied but the NJC refused, he claimed.
“We wanted to intervene in a less dramatic way. In fact,MIT was our wish, it would have been seamless. But it did not work that way. In the last two weeks, the NJC submitted the names of three judges for sanctions. By what the NJC told the press, one of the judges, Justice Mohammed Ladan Tsamiya, only demanded N200million from a litigant, but the DSS discovered that he took the money. The NJC asked the Appeal Court Justice to be paying back the N200million instalmentallly. Is that punishment proportionate to the offence? The NJC went ahead to give such a judge soft landing. That in itself is corruption. Other officers were to be retired. Then, what happens to the proceeds of the crimes committed? How is that action going to stop corruption? Notwithstanding, DSS is  working with everybody. We are in touch with NJC. Even today, we exchanged correspondence with the NJC. We don’t personalize issues. For record purpose, NJC is not a court of law; it is an institutional disciplinary body which ought to collaborate with security and anti-graft agencies.”
The Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) has criticized the arrests, saying the judges should be released. The source faulted the NBA’s reaction, stressing that the cleansing of the Judiciary was not peculiar to Nigeria. I think there is nothing like tension; whoever tries to provoke national insecurity will be dealt with according to the law of the land. There is nobody that is above the law. In Ghana, 32 senior judges and over 20 magistrates were sent out if the bench because of corruption. Did the Ghana Bar Association threaten to shut down the courts?”
Asked if the DSS will respect court orders to release the judges when arraigned, the source said: “If it is an order, we will respect the court and release them.”
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