According to Daily Trust, Dozens of witnesses are ready to testify against the seven arrested senior judges as the Department of Security Services (DSS) charges them to court next week. The security agency said it was almost through with its investigations as it awaited the National Judicial Council to take some decisions about the affected judges before their arraignment next week, a security source said last night.
“We are almost through with the investigation. The ongoing investigation is not supposed to go beyond this week. We have written the NJC about what has happened and we expect the NJC to take some decisions about the affected judges this week.”
“Once that is done, hopefully by next week or thereabout, we should arraign them in court,” the source told Daily Trust.
Fifteen senior judges are under investigation over corrupt practices and seven judges have already been arrested.
The source said since the arrest of the judges and raid of their homes, more petitions were sent to the DSS over various corruption allegations against many other judges.
“For now more facts in the form of petitions are trickling in about the judges. It’s like everyone who has had cause to go to court for one reason or the other has been a victim. More facts are trickling in and we cannot ignore them,” the source said.
“It is our statutory responsibility to investigate painstakingly every complaint. Some victims have even indicated their readiness to testify in court. We assure the public that we will do a thorough job.
“We are investigating all the properties linked to them. The kind of things we observe as regards the forms they submitted to the Code of Conduct Bureau is another kettle of fish,” the source said.
“We discover a judge filling three different forms with different information either in terms of assets declared or even personal information like age,” the security source added.