The Department of State Services (DSS) is set to arrest eight more judges as part of its operation against corruption in the judiciary.
The DSS, on Friday, October 7, and Saturday, October 8, raided the homes of some judges across the country and recovered more than $800,000 from three of them.
“We received petitions against these judges on cases they are handling. The worst part of it is where they collected money. We knew the issue would be controversial even before we started,” a DSS source told Daily Trust.
“A particular judge entered a departmental store and collected bribe from a go-between. He didn’t even bother to buy anything. He just came out with the money. That is how bad it has become.
“In the past four years, Nigeria lost multi-million dollars cases against foreigners because of the corruption in the judiciary. Nigeria lost $1.9billion in one swoop case,” he added.
The judges were arrested between Friday, October 7 and Saturday, October 8.
Those involved are Inyang Okoro and Sylvester Ngwuta of the Supreme Court, Adeniyi Ademola of the Federal High Court, Abuja, Kabir Auta of the Kano High Court, Mu’azu Pindiga of the Gombe High Court, Mohammed Tsamiya of the Court of Appeal, Ilorin and the Chief Judge of Enugu State Justice I. A. Umezulike.