Senator Shehu Sani has said that the recent arrest of judges across the country is nothing but tyranny.
The judges were arrested by the Department of State Services (DSS) between Friday, October 7 and Saturday, 8 as part of an anti-corruption raid.
The senator’s comments were made via a post on his Facebook page. The post reads:
“The raid on the residences of the Judges if done without a proper search Warant from the court is nothing but tyranny. The millions harvested from the raid of Judges’ residences if it’s proceeds from the sale of Justice is nothing but corruption.”
“To support a Gestapo raid on the Judges residences, typical of a Stasi state, without recourse to procedures of the rule of Law is to endorse the sadistic tendencies of a budding totalitarian state.”
“To defend the Judges when “the raiders” followed due process of law and provided clear evidence of corruption, is to embrace and endorse thievery. Rule of law is the most potent tool for fighting corruption.
“Where Justice is for sale, the law is a commodity. We have a dual moral duty; to object to any attempt to circumvent the rule of law by the state apparatus; and to resist anyone who attempts to turn our courts of law into stock exchange.”
Meanwhile, the DSS has announced that it recovered about $800,000 during the raid on the judges’ homes.