Monday, 31 October 2016

Group of Lawyers blasts FG for "unsubstantiated" allegations of corruption against Judges


A group of lawyers under the aegis of Lawyers in Defence of Democracy, LDD has passed a vote of confidence on the National Judicial Council, NJC  and it's decision that the judges recently arrested by the DSS should not resign until there is proof of evidence to establish a case of corruption against them.

The Convener of the group, Ikenga  Ugochinyere speaking to journalists Monday said allegations of money laundering cannot substitute the claim by the DSS  that  It's surgical operation on the homes of the affected judges was based on a huge evidence of corruption and judicial compromise.


Ugochinyere urged the Court judges to decline government and security agencies applications pending when they have complied with courts orders, pointing out that if those orders cannot be obeyed by security agents, they cannot equally approach the court for justice.

He added that all detainees who have been granted bail by courts should be released immediately, noting that democracy and the rule of law will be jeopardized if government continues to disrespect court decisions.

The LDD and the Citizens for Good Governance  staged a peaceful protest which began from the Merit house to the federal High Court, the Presidential villa and ended at the National Assembly.

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