Connect with us

news

Judges under probe back at work

nigerian-dss-300x169

Ten days after operatives of the Department of State Services (DSS) stormed his Abuja home in a midnight, sting operation, Justice Francis Ademola of the Federal High Court shrugged off the experience and resumed work, yesterday.
His colleague in Gombe State, Justice Nnamdi Dimgba, also presided over a session in court, yesterday. Dimgba was not arrested by the DSS in an operation which saw two Supreme Court Justices also arrested in the wee hours of October 8, 2016.
Justice Ademola reportedly attended sitting on 11 cases in his Court 7 on the Fifth Floor of the Federal High Court building in Maitama District of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Abuja.
On his part, Justice Dimgba reportedly attended to only one case.
However, most cases Justice Ademola attended to were adjourned because of the litigants and their counsel did not show up in court.
At the Supreme Court also, Justices Sylvester Ngwuta and John Okoro resumed work, but were not part of a panel that sat yesterday.
Reports had indicated, last week, that the arrested judges would be arraigned this week on alleged corruption charges.
Earlier, the National Judicial Council (NJC) described raids on residences of judges as illegal. This was after the DSS alleged that Ademola had collected N350 million bribe of which a part of it was for the Chief Judge of the Federal High Court, Ibrahim Auta.
Two judges of the Federal High Court, Abuja, whose homes were raided by DSS operatives for alleged corruption have resumed sitting, days after the NJC frowned at the legality of the raids.
In a memo to the Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Mahmud Mohammed, through his boss, Auta, Ademola insisted no money was found in his residence and so, he could not have given any money to him.
Ademola also said he was forced to attest to some alleged discoveries in his residence, at gun-point.
He also alleged in the letter that the search conducted at his residence and his subsequent arrest were meant to punish him for rulings he had given in favour of former National Security Adviser, Sambo Dasuki, and leader of the Indigenous Peoples of Biafra, Nnamdi Kanu, against the wish of the Attorney-General of the Federation, Abubakar Malami.
Malami dismissed Ademola’s allegations on Sunday night and insisted the SSS merely discharged its constitutional function of investigation. He said corruption is a threat to the security of any nation.
Over one week after the raids and arrests, the DSS is yet to file charges against the affected judges.
Justice Dimgba also wrote to the NJC protesting his innocence.
Reports also indicated that one of the judges arrested by the DSS last week, has said he made the cash found in his house from “rice business.”
“One of the judges said he made his money legitimately, in selling rice. He said this in a written statement,” a security source said.
Another judge said the foreign currencies found on him were “unspent estacode,” allowances paid to government officials on foreign trips, usually in foreign currency.
Also, Vice President Yemi Osinbajo yesterday met with representatives of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA).
The NBA delegation was led by its President, Abubakar Mahmoud (SAN).
The meeting which started at about 3.30p.m, was held at the Vice President’s wing at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.
The meeting’s agenda was not made known but it was said  not to be unconnected with the recent arrest of some judges and raids on their homes carried out by officials of the Department of State Services (DSS).
Osinbajo, himself a SAN, had justified the arrests, at the 46th yearly Conference of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria in Abuja last week, saying judges must be held accountable.

Continue Reading
Click to comment

Leave a Reply

news

12-year-old boy kills landlady as condition to be initiated into a cult

Ethiope East Local

A 12-year-old boy, who allegedly robbed and killed his landlady at Abraka, Ethiope East Local Government Area, Delta State, yesterday, was among those paraded for various offences by the state Police Command, yesterday.

 

The state Commissioner of Police, Mr. Zanna Mohammed, who briefed reporters on the arrest of over 60 kidnappers, robbers, murderers, cultists and ritualists in the last three weeks, said the teenager confessed that he committed the act because a cult group told him that one of the conditions for initiation was that he must have been involved in a criminal act.

Continue Reading

Headlines

Super Falcons striker, Asisat Oshoala, comes to Falz defence with regards to statement about glorifying fraudsters

Asisat Oshoala

Nigerian professional footballer, Asisat Oshoala, who plays as a forward in the Chinese Women’s Super league for Dalian Quanjian F.C., took to her Instagram to express deep concern about how people are now proud to be fraudsters.

 

 

In Falz’ defense, she insisted fraudsters shouldn’t be glorified.

Continue Reading

Foreign

Zimbabwean Church leader in s*x scandal as photos naked photos and sex acts with 33 girls is exposed

Church leader
A Zimbabwean church leader, Nyasha Light Nyatsungo is enmeshed in a sex scandal and might also be facing legal action, after his ex-girlfriend flooded social media with his nude photo.
It was gathered that the Nyatsungo allegedly sent a nude picture of his Cape Town based ex–side chick, Shingi Mavenge, to his other girlfriend only identified as Beula who later broadcasted it on social media.
According to H-Metro, in an apparent fit of rage, Mavenge posted a WhatsApp chat she had with Nyatsungo’s wife identified as Nyasha Nhahumbi as well as a group chat with some of her former lover’s concubines.
According to Mavenge, she has gotten information that Nyatsungo has at least 33 girlfriends and has ditched his wife of eight years.
She adds that Nyatsungo bedded a girl who was their neighbour as well.
Mavenge said that the church leader’s wife revealed that they even consulted their local pastor in Mutare who failed in his attempts to mend Nyatsungo’s ways.
According to H-Metro, Nyatsungo, a married father of two, has denied ever circulating the picture, labelling Mavenge as a bitter woman whom he just flirted with on Facebook and nothing more.
“This Nyasha guy must be stopped in his tracks. He is going to pay for all the damage that he has done to me. He was the only one who had that leaked picture and I am shocked why he would forward it to some other girl,” fumed Mavhenge who is working on taking legal action.
 
“I started dating this guy in 2015 and never knew he was married. He lied.”  fumed Mavenge yesterday.
“That guy is full of lies and at some point, we opened a group chat with his wife and some of his girlfriends. He normally targets single mothers” added Mavenge.
H-Metro was furnished with six other cellphone numbers of his girlfriend that include Fadzai, Mutsa, Essy, Juliana, Barbra among others. Mutsa confirmed she once had a relationship with Nyatsungo have since terminated it since she discovered he was married.
Mavenge confirmed they met once in Johannesburg when she had to fly from Cape Town to meet her man sometime in April.
“That night he didn’t even have money. I had to pay the R800 for the accommodation as he had no money. He wanted to have sex with me but I flatly refused. He even wanted it without protection and I said No. he looked terrible with clothes in a plastic shopping bag. I want to write a letter to Pastor Rex who is the head of (the church) in Harare so that this guy be stopped with his tricks and lies,” added Mavenge.
When contacted over the phone in Mutare Nyatsungo confirmed he knew Mavenge but never had a relationship with her.
“I know her and we once flirted on Facebook. We never had a relationship as she is alleging. I don’t know why she is bitter. I haven’t seen the nude pictures she is talking about but I heard about it from Beula. We live in a democratic country. She can go ahead and sue me if she feels her rights have been infringed upon. All the allegations she is making are false and I don’t know her motive in trying to tarnish my image,” said Nyatsungo.
He said he was still with his wife whose phone rang without response yesterday afternoon. Despite his denials, H-metro was furnished with pictures of Nyatsungo and Mavenge, the time they met in April.

Continue Reading

Trending