Senate Rejects Motion to Summon DSS Boss Over Arrest of Judges

The Senate Tuesday voted to reject the motion seeking to summon the Director General of the Department of State Security Service (DSS), Lawan Daura, over invasion of some Judges’ homes on alleged corrupt
A member of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Senator representing Gombe, Joshua Liang, who, in a motion brought as matter of urgent national importance, had motioned that the Senate should invite the DSS boss to explain why his agency has launched a clampdown on the nation’s Judges in such a manner it did.
He said it was necessary to invite the DG to explain the action of the DSS which led to the arrest of the seven Judges on Friday and Saturday.
He pointed out that it is the constitutional responsibility of the National Judicial Council to see to the discipline of corrupt Judges.
The Senate Minority Leader, Godswill Akpabio supported the motion. However, most Senators yelled “ayes” and later “nay” in a 50-50 proportion to the call for the support of Lidani’s motion by the Senate President, Bukola Saraki.
The Senate President then ruled that the “nay-sayers” had it when their voices overshadowed those of the “ayes”.
Homes of seven senior Judges were raided between Friday night and Saturday morning, and in the process arresting seven of them.
They were said to have been released on bail Sunday night as investigation into the alleged corruption continues.

Author: News Editor

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