The Department of State Security DSS has received more petitions against the embattled judges that were arrested last Saturday. Thisday reports that investigations into the allegations are ongoing. A source at DSS who spoke in condition of anonymity said some of the petitioners have agreed to testify against the judges in court.
“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 it 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. 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. It is our statutory responsibility to investigate painstakingly every complaint.”
The DSS source said that some of the petitioners had even indicated their readiness to testify in court against the accused judges.
“The kind of things we have observed as regards the forms they submitted to the Code of Conduct Bureau is another kettle of fish. We discovered a judge who filled three different forms with different information, either in terms of assets declared or even personal information like age. Imagine one judge filling three different forms with different information just to deceive the CCB. Just as I said, we will do a thorough job,” the source said.