Following recent developments in the Judiciary with regards to allegations of corruption among top judicial officers, the National Judicial Council, NJC, has announced a new set of regulations, barring judges and other court staff from accepting any form of gift from the other arms of government.
Another Supreme Court Judge, Sylvester Ngwuta, has accused Rotimi Amaechi of attempting to compromise him to rule in favour of the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC, in the Ekiti and Rivers states election disputes.
Justice Adeniyi Ademola of the Federal High Court, Abuja, who was one of the seven senior judges arrested by the Department of State Security, DSS, last weekend, has written a letter to the Chief Justice of Nigeria, CJN, Mahmud Mohammed, explaining his ordeal at the hands of the DSS and pointing accusing fingers at the Attorney General of the Federation, AGF, Abubakar Malami, as being behind the whole saga.
The Nigerian Senate and the House of Representatives have come down heavily on the Department of State Security, DSS, for the arrest of some of the countries senior Judges in the early hours of Saturday, October 8. The judges were however released on bail yesterday.