A meeting between present and former leaders of the Nigerian Bar Association and the Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami, and some of his predecessors in the office is underway at the NBA House, Abuja.
The meeting, which began on Thursday morning, is part of steps by the judiciary to address issues arising from the arrest of judges over the weekend by the State Security Service.
The SSS arrested seven judges between Friday night and Saturday morning, sparking disparate reactions from across the country and beyond.
The judges arrested include Sylvester Nguta and John Okoro of the Supreme Court and Adeniyi Ademola, a Federal High Court judge in Abuja.
Others are Kabiru Auta, from Kano; Innocent Umezulike, a former Chief judge in Enugu, Mohammed Tsamiya, from Kano state and Muazu Pindiga from Gombe State.
The SSS said the raids were a normal part of investigation process triggered by reports of alleged fraud involving the judges.
The NBA, in an initial reaction, had condemned the arrests and called for a boycott of courts, in solidarity with the arrested judges.
The Nigerian Judicial Council, which is the organ responsible for the appointment and discipline of judges, held a two-day meeting from Tuesday to discuss the issue, but is yet to make public its resolutions on the development.
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