The Governor of Rivers state, Nyesom Wike has debunked claims made by the Department of State Services (DSS) that its operatives found $2m in the house of a judge.
According to the Governor, the security agency is ready to go to any length to cover their un-democratic act.
He said the National Judicial Council (NJC) is the only body that has the right to sanction erring judicial officers.
Wike also said he had to stop the DSS from arresting the judge, because they could kill him and claim that the state is not safe.
The Governor also said they could use the opportunity to prepare the way for a declaration of a state of emergency.
He said “Their blackmail stories will not move me. They will concoct all kinds of stories to justify this undemocratic illegality perpetrated against the judiciary.
“It is really unfortunate that DSS would concoct a false defence that $2million USD , (that is N900million) was found in the house of the judge. It is unfortunate that the DSS is coming up with flimsy excuses.
“In the police, erring and corrupt policemen are first given orderly room trial, sacked and then appropriately prosecuted. For judicial officers, the DSS has no role.
“This impunity must stop. I am not in support of any judicial officer being involved in corruption.
“If they had abducted the judge, they may go ahead to kill the judge and they will say that Rivers State is insecure.
“We must resist this injustice. Nobody can intimidate Rivers people. If you use to do that, not now. I am informing you before you will read whatever lies they wiĺl circulate in newspapers.”
Governor Wike was reportedly harassed by men of the DSS when he tried to stop the arrest of the Federal High court judge.