Arrest of Judges: I am vindicated, ex-Kogi Governor Wada says

Idris Wada, Former Kogi State Governor
Idris Wada, Former Kogi State Governor

Former Governor of Kogi State, Idris Wada has insisted that money played a major role in deciding the outcome the 2015 Governorship Election Petition in the state, saying that last week’s arrest of federal judges by men of the State Security Services was a vindication of his earlier position.

Wada said this in a statement signed by his Chief Communications Manager, Phrank Shaibu, in Abuja on the fallout of an unprecedented arrest of seven judges from the High Court through the Court of Appeal to the Supreme Court.

The former Governor declared that the episode reminded Nigerians of his earlier call on President Muhammadu Buhari to initiate a probe into the conduct of affairs in the Judiciary.

According to him: “I have observed with keen interest the raid by men of the Department of State Services and the arrest of judges alleged to have compromised their oath of office and what attracted my attention more, though not surprising, is the fact that the judges that we had accused of perverting the course of justice in the infamous case of inheritance of a dead candidates votes, were among those who will soon be having their day in court for alleged corruption.

“This is indeed a clear confirmation of my earlier alarm that things had fallen apart in the judiciary and my admonition to President Buhari to commence his anti-corruption fight from the third arm of government.

“From what we have seen in recent times, it would appear that the greatest obstacle to the Muhammadu Buhari administration is the corruption in the judiciary.”

He however said it would be wrong to use the same brush to tar all the members of the nation’s bench, emphasizing that his condemnation of some judges was not a blanket judgment on the judiciary which he said prides the best brains in the country.

His words: “Whoever said the entire judicial arm of government is corrupt will be uncharitable to the revered profession. The bench parades some of the best brains and first class patriots that the nation can go to war with.”

He added that Mr. Buhari must fish out and punish corrupt judges for his much vaunted war against corruption to make meaning .

Mr. Wada called on Nigerians to support President Buhari’s war against corruption so as to move the nation forward.

He said the nation has suffered enough and what was required was a non-partisan commitment towards solving the myriad of problems confronting the country.

“I also wish to remind all of us that the task of moving the nation forward is the responsibility of all Nigerians,” Mr. Wada said.


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  • Bright Henry

    At least someone. Is. Seeing common. Sense.

  • Abubakar Sadik

    Wada issued no such statement. His S.A media is Jacob Edi. This Phrank guy should stop using Wada’s name to settle score abeg.

    • James Ojapa

      Please we are talking serious matters here. Phrank is on point here. Kogi people are dying because of these Supreme Court judges collecting bribe to sell judgement to Bello. Whether wada like to talk or not, the whole state is suffering from what this judges did to us. There is too much hunger in the land because they collect all our salary as bribe. Our God is not sleeping. We are still praying.

    • Bello Adeiza

      ABUBAKAR Sadiq, using Wada’s name to settle score with the judges? You are just dumb! The man Phrank has been his Chief Communication manager.

  • Benny agafa

    Before you assumed office as governor of kogi state then, money play a roll in youe victory in the court with late prince of blessed memory, and you know that very well not this time only.

    • James Ojapa

      The court’s have never been this corrupt. During that time Aloma mukhtar was CJN and corruption was little. By the way, audu never won any election aainst Wada, even in this last one he did not win, Wada won. God is the supreme judge.

  • Marcus Ijele

    What if in this exercise the Judge happens to have compromise in favoring PAC, in any judgment? What should happen tom the judge and the perverted judgement? Would there be a reversal? Which court and which Judge will upturn that descision? Any Judge that upturns it is coorupt and insincere because at the time the black market judgment was passed, he did not speak, just like Idris of Reps, who qwas enjoying

  • Marcus Ijele

    What if in this exercise the Judge happens to have compromise in favoring PAC, in any judgment? What should happen tom the judge and the perverted judgement? Would there be a reversal? Which court and which Judge will upturn that decision? Any Judge that upturns it is corrupt and insincere because at the time the black market judgment was passed, he did not speak, just like Idris of Reps, who was enjoying himself till he was removed and he began to open up on some unwholesome happenings in the House. The case has become who will catch the thief, who is the Angel that can judge the demon?