Judges’ arrest: NBA slams SSS, declares state of emergency


The Nigerian Bar Association has lashed out at the State Security Service for raiding the homes of some senior judges across the country.

At a hastily organised press conference in Lagos, Saturday, the apex lawyers’ body demanded the immediate and unconditional release of the two Supreme Court judges allegedly arrested by the SSS during the raid.

“We condemn the raids in the strongest possible terms,” said Abubakar Mahmoud, president of the body.

“We are in a democratic society and we cannot accept a situation where armed, masked SSS operatives invade homes of the justices of the Supreme Court and judges of our high courts.

“This is a ploy by the executive to intimidate the judiciary and we will not accept it. The NBA will not accept it. I want to emphasise again that we’re not under military rule and we cannot accept this Gestapo style of operations.”

An overnight assault on some senior judges in six states by the SSS late Friday and early Saturday resulted in the arrest of some judges.

Officials of the SSS had told PREMIUM TIMES on Saturday that the operation was ordered after months of investigation, during which the secret police established credibly that the affected judges were involved in questionable financial dealings.

At the NBA’s press conference, attended by four former presidents of the association, Mr. Mahmoud said the SSS should limit itself to its constitutional duties and responsibilities.

“We demand that President Muhammadu Buhari should call his security agencies to order as this kind of practice is not acceptable under a democratic rule,” Mr. Mahmoud said.

“If there are issues affecting judicial officers, there are established processes and procedures for handling them and we demand these constitutional processes must be obeyed.

“I have declared a state of emergency on the legal profession over the matter and I have invited past presidents and secretary generals of the association to follow up on the matter.”


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  • TC

    The NBA should be disbanded and reconstituted….its a house of corruption for now, you speak not for the common man but elites who have bought your conscience and eroded any moral compass ya’ll may have had.

    • arewethishopeless

      Dont mind this loud-mouth Mahmoud. His file is already being worked on ….

  • Mufu Ola

    Declare that “state of emergency” only in your chamber, Mr NBA President.

    • Kallah Bature

      I weep for my dear country Nigeria.The corrupt NBA is already jumping the gun without verifying the allegations against the arrested judges.Is this crude justice according to the supposedly clean association?

  • wode

    These rouges are in it together with the Judges. They have turned judiciary and legal profession into deep corruption-ridden cult. The judgement day for all of you is just here.

    • Ali mubi

      The simple truth is PMB was mainly elected due to his promise to fight corruption.This promise is a bond.I am quite certain the fear of God by PMB will be incomparable to that of a directionless association like the NBA.Infact the way they are going,very soon they will incur the wrath of Nigerians if they continue with their partisan behavior.

  • Rominiyis

    Corruption fighting back !
    Men and women of good will do not be deter from the objective of creating the kind of society we voted for. You are not hearing the from the quiet majority. It is the leadership. Many young up and coming NBA members needs to take over the association from the corrupt establishment. The leadership is afraid of its hidden skeletons.

    Sting operation is a common practice to rid societies of those evil judges who auction justice to the highest bidder. Those who rage against corruption in public once its them been investigated and brought to justice they begin to sing a different song.

    One thing that the government should be sure of is the support of Nigerians. The ordinary folks are in the majority and they’ve suffer enough. Fight against corruption is a fight that must be won otherwise we surrender and allow it to destroy us as a people. Lets forget about the nation for a moment and ask ourselves which culture,religion or even family condone stealing? If there is a loop hole or legal technicalities they use to shield themselves it should be removed or suspended immediately lets common sense prevail.

  • Myson

    SSS should have raided all the judges in Nigeria at the same time yesterday to make it a success. Corrupt judges not raided yesterday, will now move their money and any incriminating evidence out of their house. 95% of all judges in Nigeria are corrupt so why pick and choose who to raid?

    • share Idea

      Please can you explain to us who or which organ of government that is empowered to determine evidence that is incriminating.

    • shadow

      Fake statistics! Where ever you got your figure(s) from, Nigeria must start fighting corruption from somewhere and eventually get there. Kudos to PMB.

  • Rominiyis

    Kudos SSS !! Go get them all, can we imagine the damages corrupt judges caused. They basically pull down the foundation of any nation. They are like arsonist. They gut everything out leaving only empty shell. No where to else to run. With no justice anarchy takes over.

    • Kallah Bature

      Don’t mind them Rominiyis.These corrupt judges are worst than Dasuki who allegedly embezzled money meant for arms purchase.Nigerians are behind the fight against corruption of which corrupt judges are No1 impediment.

  • Kamalu

    A country overwhelmed by corruption requires extraordinary measures for redemption. It’s over a year that Judicial Officers and Senior Lawyers; the so called SANs were given the olive branch to make amends but somewhat tacitly rebuffed. Irrespective of the concept of Separation of Powers, a country will only have one President to whom all tendencies must subscribe and answer. The NBA and other bodies within our judiciary must realize this solemn fact and to be aware a Chief Justice who misbehaves because of a thinking that he or his comrade in the judiciary will superintend over his own judgement in the name of due process must begin to think twice from the events of last two days

    • Mayo

      That is not true. If you require extraordinary measures, there are laid procedures for doing that – the President goes to the National Assembly and asks for emergency powers and then he can do what he wants under those emergency powers. You can’t use impunity to fight impunity.

      Once you go down this road in the name of fighting corruption, innocent people will be affected. An example was the journalist/blogger who was arrested for writing negative stories about EFCC. Before his arrest, he was a core Buhari supporter, supporting the flouting of laws by the security agents. Then he wrote something critical about EFCC and they gave him the same treatment.

  • Ogidiolu

    You want to hide behind the constitution to protect your members in their nefarious activities abi? Useless NBA. What about all the money that was recovered. They did not mention that one in their condemnation. Why or how a judge should have $2,000,0000 at home which is clearly the proceeds of criminality. What is his salary? How much has he saved? What business other than selling justice to the highest bidder is he doing to merit having a fortune hidden in his home? Justice delayed is justice denied and those criminals judges will receive it one by one. Let us be clear about one thing. They are criminals not judges anymore. When George Iyamu, a Deputy Superintendent of Police was discovered to be supplying arms and information to the notorious armed bandit Lawrence Anini, they did not say oh leave him alone because he is a police officer. No, they correctly labelled him a member of the gang and shot him along with the other robbers. The same principle must apply here. Once a judge starts taking bribes he is a criminal. In fact they should receive a far stiffer punishement than an ordinary person because their betrayal of trust is far more damaging to a society which depends on their honesty and integrity to get itself out of the mess it finds itself in. Yet they are the mosy heinous actors in the whole saga. We must make a devastating example out of them. Well done SSS. Well done Mr President

    • share Idea

      have you asked yourself how chief of army staff could buy houses in Dubai through farming?

      • Ogidiolu

        I’m not entirely sure the point you are trying to make. Just make it rather than speaking in riddles. Are you suggesting it is through illegitimate means or otherwise? The one thing you should be mindful of is that only criminals deal in huge volumes of cash because it is relatively untraceable. The minute you put it in a bank it raises questions. Just ask Kola Aluko or that disgrace Madueke Dizeani. If this $2,000,000 was legitimate then why wasn’t it deposited in a bank in the normal way. It was hidden in cash like you would expect of a drug dealer or a bank robber desperately trying to avoid detection. I don’t know about the Chief of Army staffs affairs so I won’t comment directly. However, in a country riddled and crippled by corruption no public official is realistically above suspicion. Where and how did the money to start such a magnificent farm come from in the first place. We need the best forensic accountants in the world on retainer, working around the clock to trace the trillions of dollars squirreled away by dishonest official over the past 5 decades. A thankless task if not impossible task I think you would agree

        • shadow

          Don’t mind him Patriot, he is just a corruption surrogate fighting back. Period!

      • shadow

        Stop! Don’t debase or demean agriculture, it’s serious means of wealth and infact the corner stone of advancement of developed countries. Check out the Scandinavian nations where individuals are great farmers. The roots of wealth in China today and old Soviet Union is Agriculture. If Buratai stole in the name of agriculture, don’t worry, nemesis will catch up with him and what he did should not be an excuse for others to commit crime and go free. Never! When Nigeria falls seven times, it must stand up seven times and move on.

    • shadow

      I hail you, Patriot!

  • Son of Truth

    Premium Times Editor,

    Bar Association is between a rock and a hard place

    It is understandable if the NBA is too embarrassed to see the glaring
    evidence of crime but will rather wear blinkers to see only the outrageous
    method President Buhari ordered to be used to uncover these financial crimes.

    All Nigerian lawyers are afterall under authority,
    and must unerringly obey the Nigerian Bar Association [NBA]. This will not
    resolve the incident that happened today in the same way in each lawyer’s
    mind; or, warrant the same opinion from members of the public. First of all,
    there’s no special constitutional procedure for arresting Judges to prevent
    tampering with evidence.

    President Buhari therefore ordered military invasion to fill the gap.
    There’s no question that looks crude, though not illegal outright, but
    plain crude. If however a search warrant exists the supposed crudity will
    dis-appear. What will be left will be proceeds of crime in rupees, yen and
    euros – interspersed with dollars and pound sterling – gratuitously stacked away
    by Supreme and High Court Judges in breach of Nigeria’s moneylaundering laws.

    • Gideons

      I laugh at people who say since the advent of Buhari’s corruption crusades how many suspects had been convicted. As if Buhari will do the need full of Judgement himself. It is those corrupt Bars and Benches that were slowing down the race to get Nigeria out of curruption. About 40 of Judges were dismissed Nationwide recently, so what else did you wants to say if this suspects where eventually finds guilty of the crime they were arrested for.

  • Apostel

    carry on SSS, don’t listen to this corrupt NBA criminals

  • prudence77

    You are right, criminals do not like police presence; Nigerian government is not interested in intimidations, it is only interested in holding everyone accountable for his or her actions in the country, whether that person is Buhari, airport cleaner or Supreme Court Justices. The law is no respecter of persons. Congratulations to the SSS operatives for a job well done. True patriots will always go after the known enemies of the nation. Corrupt judiciary is enemy of Nigeria. In addition, The activity of Nigerian Bar Association and the Nigerian Judiciary is disgraceful and primitive; it sets Nigeria 100 year behind time. Respectable judges do not take bribes; they take ethics, professionalism, patriotism, character and integrity to the courtroom. With these attributes and wisdom, they can render untainted judgment — seeking no fee for favorable decision. NBA is adept at one thing only; lining up corrupt lawmakers to meet with corrupt judges so they can beat any charges filed against them, thereafter, the so-called SAN (sins against Nigeria) will take a cut of the bribe money. What an organization!

    • shadow

      The Bench and Bar are a disgrace to the nation and the profession. Indeed, those SANs(Sinners Against Nigeria) and wicked Justices/Judges must not be allowed to escape severe punishment. LORD! hang them outside to dry. Amen!

  • Nigerian

    See NBA talking rubbish. Dey couldn’t even hold a transparent & credible election. Dey re liability to Nigeria. Nigeria Bribe Association (NBA)

  • Observer

    Hahahahaha, NBA, una never Chee chon chin

  • Lateef Kadiku

    Congratulations to the SSS for a job well done, kudos!!!!

  • Lateef Kadiku

    This is the best action taken so far by Buhari’s administration, ride on presido!!!!!!!

  • Gabriel Olasebikan

    Most commentators here that are pro government actions Southerners. Poor guys.You do not even see the big picture. Consider this.

    The Chief Justice of Nigeria is due to vacate his seat in November. A Southerner has been recommended by the National Judicial Council to the president as the next CJ.The person recommended is Justice Walter Onnoghen, who happens to be among the judges being intimidated now.
    After Justice Walter Onnoghen,follows another Southerner in seniority in ranking.He too has been arrested.The third judge in ranking that can be appointed CJ is a Northerner.Nothing has happened to him.He is intact and not found to be “corrupt”. While the North is flying a kite of Judges being corrupt just to deprive the South of the position of CJ,Southerners here are commenting and talking trash.
    We are so myopic that we are not discerning,we do not see the big picture.Rather we buy the governments over the counter drugs via internet.

    • onyearmy

      These are not southerners, they’re the northern janjaweeds masquerading in false pseudonyms. How soon nigeria has drifted into a banana Republic.

      • Mufu Ola

        It’s u people with primitive mindset dragging Nigeria into banana republicanism.You want everybody to join u in your primitive hate agenda. Igbos & Yoruba have nothing in common.

    • Watch man

      Go to saharareporters and read some more account. The recommended judge for CJN is not the one SSS is after. He raised alarm when he saw movement of persons in the premises of his judge neighbor at an odd hour. Walter Onoghen is not involved. The details shall be clearer in the days ahead.

    • George

      Leave them this is how the Yorubas celebrated the hanging of Saro Wiwa by Abacha but they later paid heaviest price same under Abacha.

      God still in Heaven

      • whales1212

        The tribal card you’re using, is it for the unfortunate bastard of a judge called ademola? Why is it that we all pull out ethnic cards when our people have messed up really? You should be ashamed of yourself.

    • Mufu Ola

      Go & re -read the story from beginning , then come back with your fertile “analysis”. You’re one of those with permanent stereotype. A ‘we’re always the victim’ mindset.

  • Gabriel Olasebikan

    You can never see the the big picture. Since the advent of democracy in this country has a Southerner ever been a CJ in this country?If so why?None is qualified i guess?
    Now TC,a Southerner is next on line and has been recommended by the authority vested with the powers to do so,and the next thing is the person recommended has been arrested,the next in line(a Southerner) is also arrested. Why now? Why didn’t this take place in January?Why is the police not doing this job?Why is the EFCC not carrying of arrests of judges found wanting in financial crimes?

    Sleep over this.

    • TC

      If you want to engage me, talk to me about qualified individuals minus the tribe or regional sentiments…. it’s why I told you that you are doing a sloppy job. Sentiments but no logic bro. Think deep and progressive….

      • Gabriel Olasebikan

        TC,respond to the questions i put to you.

        • joe

          I wonder how much you looters’ slaves are paid to sell your souls to the satan. But you really are doing a poor job. Your paymasters should demand a refund. 🙂

      • Gabriel Olasebikan

        Why now?

        Why didn’t this take place in January?

        Why is the police not
        doing this job?

        Why is the EFCC not carrying of arrests of judges found
        wanting in financial crimes?

    • Watch man

      I can assure you that no time would arrest occur that people would not talk. The issue is even those arrested, did they commit? The fact, also, that a person guilty has not been arrested has not exculpated him from the wrong alleged. One day it will be his turn. For now, whoever is guilty should be held. If that is the way to check corruption in enigmatic Nigeria, irrespective of the method, so be it.

    • Mufu Ola

      You’re thinking sloppily.Did they commit or not? North or South is not the issue.Stop thinking like a loafer.

      • Gabriel Olasebikan

        Did Amechi commit or not?

  • Abiodun Sodiq Babalola

    NBA, a body I see only as a conglomeration of profligates and jamboree carousers. Tho’ I’m a Lawyer in embryo, but I don’t see nothing delightful about NBA in the area of national development, particularly in the political facets. There’re zillion of cases of human right abuses in the country with no one to fight for the victims, there’re people who’ve become victims of illegal imprisonment, police brutality, to mention but a few. These are areas where the NBA is needed, not writing and presenting rubbish they call ‘papers’. I feel the body has been highjacked by politicians, as they are even the major stakeholders, hardly will you see a common lawyer on the page of a magazine or tabloid where NBA is captured. Imagine NBA emphasizing rigid adherence to Law and due process rather than Justice. If NBA feels the Judiciary is being undermined as a result of purging it of corruption, then I’m convinced that subversion in that sense is a desiderata for our judicial development. With this development I think we’re approaching that point in history where institutions will no longer be subjected to the inordinate arbitrariness of the occupiers. This should mark the beginning of the revolution in the judiciary. If the judiciary is in perversion, no doubt anarchy looms, for it’s the bulwark of all other institutions!

  • Omooba Adekunle Orafidiya

    I wholeheartedly support the raid on the criminals’ homes. If the Judiciary had been forthright, Muhammadu Buhari would never have become President on account of certificate forgery and perjury. It is the same Judiciary that Tinubu compromised to “purchase” Osun and Ekiti States back in 2010. So, this comeuppance is well-deserved. Justice Ibrahim Auta’s home should also be raided before he is able to move out his millions of dollars.

    • Mufu Ola

      You sound like a core illiterate who just about picking news under bridges.

      • joe

        He does not sound like that. He is one.

  • Watch man

    NBA you are just ranting. Is SSS not supposed to go after judges alleged to have corrupted their way? Does corrupt judges have immunity to arrest? Where were you when SSS did the same to some other members of the public? What have you done to reduce the over 700 unattended cases in courts all over Nigeria, with some staying over 10 yrs? You guys are part of the heavy corruption going on in Nigeria. It is said that judiciary is the last hope of the common man. The question is who is the common man? Experience has shown that the common man referred to is the man who have enough money to buy judgement; the common man is the man who have stolen and looted the treasury so much that he has more than enough to share with judges to get tokunbo judgement. The common man of the judiciary is no longer that unarmed, poor, helpless and wretched member of the society who cannot even eat good three square meals a day. NBA, shame on you; shame on you; shame on you. The big challenge is that even when these judges are charged to court it is still their corrupt comrades that will rule in their favor. What an institution, what a country, what an NBA. Nigeria is indeed an enigma. Tufiakwa!

  • Chi

    Appears we are not ready for democracy. If PMB is bereft of ideas, he should go consult Jerry Rawlings for his Ghanaian model.
    Democracy strives when the leaders have integrity and are law abiding.
    Now what wrong with harassing Judges the way the masses have been all along while they sat granting perpetual injunctions and selling justice to the highest bidder.

  • George

    Those who once supported ABACHA paid the heaviest price ever.

    Yorubas shouldn’t cry when Tinubu is visited soon.

    • Mufu Ola

      Clown master.You’re still wandering about??

    • ijelejames

      Keep quiet. Remove tribalism from this. This is why all these corrupt judges fleece Nigeria.

    • whales1212

      So tinubu is too big to be visited? You need to stop this tribal nonsense, ok

  • True Nigerian

    Useless NBA of a useless country. Shame on you. And I say that as a lawyer too. How on earth would the country obtain the evidence of mindless corruption if the corrupt and money-laundering judges are immune to the search of their homes simply because they are judges? What kind of Rule of law are you promoting for this country?

    I am a lawyer, and I dare say that the NBA is anachronistic and obselette in its mentality.

    Which sane lawyer wants to plead a matter that is adjudicated by a corrupt judge?

    In Enugu state, lawyers are rejoicing over the removal of the mindlessly corrupt former Chief Judge because they know how much he destroyed justice in the state and destroyed business for lawyers. But at the national level, the so-called NBA is standing proudly in defence of mindlessly corrupt judges.

    This is the same NBA that marched in hundreds (including 90 SANs) to stand in solidarity with Rickey Tarfa and his army of horrifically corrupt judges. Today, as the evidence mounts against the suspects, the 90 lawyers have not apologised.

    Shame on the NBA. I am a lawyer and I don’t care how much a corrupt judge is disgraced and humiliated out of office. Corrupt judiciary is a threat to all of us, both as lawyers and citizens.

    Don’t tell me about Constitution and human rights breach. Judicial corruption is the most eggregious breach of the constitution, human rights of litigants and gross violation of our collective moral sense.

    • joe

      God bless you and all members of your family.

  • Enemona

    The only reason corruption still remains high in Nigeria is because of these useless lawyers and judges. If you’ve ever had a case against a more powerful or richer person, you’d understand what why I’m being so had on the buffoons. The only reason our corrupt politicians are still confident and continuing in their dirty ways is the fact that, when push comes to shove, they would buy favourable judgements or endlessly delay the judicial process via these a**sholes!

  • Poju Akinyanju


    The NBA should spare us its pious anger. The organisation is peopled by lawyers who aid and abet corruption all the time causind pain and misery to a lot of people and destroying the nation in the procdess. The NBA would prefer that we continued with the rotten business as usual. A number of posers for the NBA:

    Does it mean that being a lawyer or even a judge insulates them from the laws of the land?

    Does belonging to other arms of Government render such people special and outside the ambit of the law?

    Does internal disciplinary processes of institution(as compromised as that of the NBA and NJC are) vitiate the members from the application of the general law of the nation?

    What specific times are allowed by law for an arrest to take place?

    What the NBA is preaching is that criminals who occupy the bar and the bench should be protected from the law because they are lawyers. What arrant arrogance!

    The NBA and political looters are raising the spectre of dictatorship to protect the damaging evil that corruption has done to many citizens and the nation by the occupiers of these privileged positions.

    The NBA should note that if Buhari fails in this his still half hearted fight against corruption, they will eventually have the direct wrath of the people to contend with eventually.
    Poju Akinyanju

    • Omoroyo


      Justice Adeniyi Ademola of the Federal High Court in Abuja was

      arrested by the SSS operatives of the DSS after breaking into his official residence at about 1am on

      Saturday. Nearly 400,000 U.S dollars was found in his bedroom. He has a case to answer. Ditto,

      two other Justices of the Supreme Court have been arrested and locked up in prison to await trial.

      They are Supreme Court Justices Sylvester Ngwuta and John Okoro.

  • Rommel

    People who steal a tuber of yam,mobile phone or even chicken are kept in ATM for years and eventually sentenced to sometimes 7rs with hard labor while judges who have been hawking judgment are protected with state resources,I am happy that finally,PMB has realized why he was voted into power, I hope people like Ayo Oritsejafor and his likes are getting ready because soon,they have to explain why they left their calling as they claim to start buying arms for Nigerian army

    • Oyi

      You should have mentioned Buratai also

  • Shina

    U these NBA guys should shut up, stop this nuisance and go home…

  • tosin

    Bunch of criminal lawyers in NBA should watch out because their own turn is coming. This is the first president to have the gut to make effort to cleanse the infested judiciary. The likes olanipekun,olisa Agbakoba, Olu adegboruwa and their likes have shown they want change by the politicians, civil servants, army forces and other security agencies but not the judiciary. They have been creating laws with loopholes in collaboration of past national Assembly members so their crooked friends and children will beat the system but the ordinary citizens will face the law. The DSS should continue to act according the rules and avoid human rights violation. The judges are not above the law. DSS should spread their activities to the National Assembly members, executive director in ministries and agencies in states and federal level, Police, army, navy, Private sector executives in banks and other companies, states house of assembly members and local government executive. Kidnappers and Militants. We citizens must enjoy the abundance wealth of the nation.

    • Oyi

      How many of the of the present National Assembly members are new? Or are you saying because they have changed their political party affiliation?

  • Oyi

    This is NOT a welcome development in any form. If Buhari felt he was denied fair hearing during his three times past attempt to become president of Nigeria and he want to use this opportunity to revenge just like the way he is holding Dasuki then he is totally wrong. There are due procedure to be followed. For goodness sake, these are learned judges NOT using NEPA bill as certificate like Buhari, they went through civil service due process to have attained such height, how can they be treated as if we are still in the military era? This is not the best way to fight corruption, there are glaring corruption.

  • ijelejames

    If we are really in a democratic process why is justice tilted in Nigeria. These judges are all corrupt. Justice in Nigeria depends on how much you are willing to pay to the judges. The NBA should shut up and go hide their heads in shame. A bunch of corrupt people spewing rubbish. Nigerians are tired of your foolery.

    • Born Again


      …SSS must give the detained supreme court judges good food….like jollof rice……
      and with chicken too….with plenty of salad and goat meat, not fried but boiled…..
      …..when you put billionaire JUDGES inside prison cell…it will cost SSS money….
      billionaire JUDGES cannot drink garri with groundnut….therefore SSS must….
      ….order 3-course food from Sheraton Hotel for these billionaire judges detained…..
      and also…..SSS must buy flit to make sure no mosquito can come near the cell…
      ….SHELLTOX or BAYGON are very good to kill mosquitoes in the Judges’ cell……

  • Haba mallam

    This is Classic example of corruption fighting back, how amazing but not surprising that the NBA is a partner to these corrupt judges.

  • Dingo

    The NBA has really goofed this time around. There is norhing new about corruption in the 3rd of Government in Nigeria, so whats the big deal if some of them are caught and are to face the music ? Laws of the land are made to be obeyed by everybody including the so called “learned” men and women. Now that the Tsunami has exposed fowl yansh, the NBA sould try to redeem what remains of its integrity, rather than adopting this “holier than though” attitude. The NBA reaction is rather embarassing and if nothing else, childish. The body MUST apologise to Nigerians and thereafter SHUT UP !!!!

  • Solicitor & Advocate

    Premium Times Editor,

    In the matter of Justice Adeniyi Ademola…as he then was

    My privilege as Nigerian-licensed Solicitor abroad was breached by Justice
    Adeniyi Ademola of the Federal High Court, Abuja, who is reported by his
    stewards to have run upstairs immediately the SSS team arrived his gate.
    According to his stewards, Justice Admola instructed and said whilst fleeing
    upstairs that the stewards should tell lies to the SSS men that he – Justice
    Ademola – has traveled out of Abuja to Benin city in Edo state. His stewards
    did as instructed.

    But the SSS insisted that the stewards should call Justice Ademola in their
    presence to be sure. They did and Justice Ademola repeated the lies on phone
    that he was answering the phone call from Benin city in Edo state, whereas he was
    upstairs locked, in his bedroom. With GPS tracking the SSS located where Justice
    Ademola was – right inside the house – and SSS proceeded to break the door to
    his bedroom where he was hiding and SSS bundled him straight into prison.

    Question is: Why did Justice Ademola panic and run upon seeing SSS men
    arrive the gate of his residence? Why did Justice Ademola tell lies that he was
    out of state? What was Justice Ademola hiding from a law enforcement agency?
    These questions were not asked or answered by Nigerian newspapers I read online.
    I am rather dis-appointed at such journalistic incuriousity. It is below par. For were
    such lies told in the open court of Justice Ademola (as he was until yesterday when
    he became an accused in criminal in prison custody)
    he would have sent the liar
    to prison for contempt of court and for perjury. So, what exactly is wrong now that
    Justice Ademola himself is now in prison for the same misconduct?

  • joe

    News: Ricky Tarfa bribed Justice Yunusa
    NBA: (Silence ).
    News: Ibori bribed Justice Awokulehin
    NBA: (Silence)
    News: Nigerian judiciary is frustrating the
    War On corruption.
    NBA: (Silence)
    News: Nigerian judiciary is the most corrupt
    On this planet.
    NBA: (Silence).
    News: Homes of compromised and
    Corrupt judges were ransacked
    Millions of dollars found.
    NBA: “We condemn the raids in the
    strongest terms..”

    • whales1212

      Could you please give me permission to use this your comment? I’ll like to use it but don’t want to plagiarise ok.

      • joe

        Total Permission granted my man.:))

    • St

      When fire dey burn your yansh you must shout Na

  • Sola Imole


    • Solicitor & Advocate

      Question is: Why did Justice Ademola panic and run upon seeing SSS men
      arrive the gate of his residence? Why did Justice Ademola tell lies that he was
      out of state? What was Justice Ademola hiding from a law enforcement agency?
      These questions were not asked or answered by Nigerian newspapers I read online.
      I am rather dis-appointed at such journalistic incuriousity. It is below par. For were
      such lies told in the open court of Justice Ademola (as he was until yesterday when
      he became an accused in criminal in prison custody)
      he would have sent the liar
      to prison for contempt of court and for perjury. So, what exactly is wrong now that
      Justice Ademola himself is now in prison for the same misconduct?

  • mdsurgeon

    It is reported elsewhere that the security operatives had search warrants for their actions. If so, and these warrants were duly signed by other judges, then this NBA is just making irrelevant noise!!

    • i.o.u


      Yes, there were legally authorized and signed search warrants for the SSS to raid those crime scenes
      otherwise called residences of Supreme Court Justices. The SSS thus acted with 100% legal authority.
      The presidency has also said today that some more senior Judges are to be arrested anytime from now.
      Nigerians will not be surprised if the notorious duo of wayward Judges in Federal High Court are arrested.
      Those two Federal High Court Judges are notorious for granting silly injunctions to hinder criminal thefts.

    • i.o.u


      Yes, there were legally authorized and signed search warrants for the SSS to raid those crime scenes
      otherwise called residences of Supreme Court Justices. The SSS thus acted with 100% legal authority.
      The presidency has also said today that some more senior Judges are to be arrested anytime from now.
      Nigerians will not be surprised if the notorious duo of wayward Judges in Federal High Court are arrested.
      Those two Federal High Court Judges are notorious for granting silly injunctions to hinder theft prosecution.

      • Alkali

        The corruption BUHARI sweeps under carpet: CENTRAL BANK audit result

        • ₦38.23billion developed legs and got missing in Central Bank under Sanusi Lamido Sanusi.
        • ₦160billion was taken by Sanusi Lamido at the Central Bank for self-determined spending.

        • ₦1.12billion was taken as spent by Sanusi Lamido on lunch for 12 CBN police guards
        in one year.

        • ₦1.12billion was taken in cash and entered in the account as paid to a non-operating airline
        for charter service.

        • ₦240billion was discretionally doled out at will as ‘donations’ by Sanusi Lamido.

        • ₦1.97billion was paid out in cash and entered on Central Bank accounts as “inexplicable
        expense” by Sanusi Lamido Sanusi.

        • ₦20billion was entered as paid out in cash as Legal Fees by Sanusi Lamido to persons unknown.

        • ₦3.086billion was taken by Sanusi Lamido and written off as expense ostensibly to promote
        Central Bank image.

      • Ikenna Okwuchi

        Warrants are executed between the hours of 6am to 6pm not in the middle of the night. I make bold to say that this will not lead to any convictions bcos the govt has irreparably destroyed whatever case they have against these judges by this gestapo style arrest. How can you prove that any evidence obtained in this manner wasn’t planted by the dss operatives. This governments imbecility is only exceeded by their incompetence.

  • Buhari d daft cow.

    The bottom line is that due process should b followed but wot do we expect from a nincompoop called shithari?nothing cos the man is a plonker.

  • Gabriel Olasebikan

    What i am trying to say is you have been buying over the counter drugs via the internet.

    • TC

      Yea I agree, but I buy it so in case I run into a dumb negro that needs help like you. I can mail you some to help your brain function….lol

  • Man_Enough

    nba, so because we are in a democracy, criminals should roam free. nigeria is bigger than your association.

  • Charlie

    Are judges and lawyers above the law? I hope law SSS did its homework well before they rounded up those rogue judges, so that they can be locked up for a long time. it is about time they are thought a good lesson for the sake of the survival of our democracy. When does it become a bad thing to arrest suspects be they judges or vulcanizers to protect evidence?

  • Sunny

    Was it that these Judges refused to honor SSS’ invitation?
    On what basis was the arrest warrant granted?
    If answers to these are no, then the Judges should be freed & apologized to immediately, because things are not done in this way in a sane clime.