Nigeria’s Attorney-General and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami has justified the arrest of seven judges by the Department of State Service DSS over corruption charges.
He stated that the judges were arrested on reasonable suspicion and that no judge was above the law or had constitutional immunity from being arrested or investigated.
The AGF noted that there was prima facie case against the judges who are still being expected to be arraigned.
He added that the country had the responsibility to fight corruption, and nobody, regardless of how highly placed, is exempted as far as issues that border on crimes and criminalities were concerned.
Meanwhile, the Nigerian House of Representatives is set to probe the legality or otherwise, the arrest of the Judges.
The resolution follows a motion of urgent national importance that the powers of the DSS does not include the investigation and prosecution of corruption and abuse of office.