Arrest More Judges, Mbaka Tells Buhari

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Spiritual Director of the Adoration Ministry, Emene, Enugu, Rev. Father Ejike Mbaka has lauded the arrest of some judges by President Muhammadu Buhari, while calling on the president to arrest more corrupt judges.

The Catholic Priest, who stated this at the Thanksgiving Mass to mark the Enugu State Judiciary 2016/2017 legal year at the Adoration Ground, said that the arrest was a sign that God is revolutionalising the country where judges are untouchable.

He was however quick to point out that not all the arrested judges may be guilty, but the move by the DSS would serve as a warning for others.

“The arrest of the judges is a supernatural brand new revolution that is going on in all dimensions, in all the three arms of government,” Mbaka said.

“When a revolution starts, you cannot imagine where it would reach.

“I urge judges to remain incorruptible or be arrested and whoever arrests them should be praised”, he added.

Recall that the Department of State Security, DSS, had, between Friday and Saturday, arrested Justices Sylvester Ngwuta and John Okoro of the Supreme Court; Justice Adeniyi Ademola of the Federal High Court, Abuja, and Justice Muazu Pindiga of the Federal High Court, Gombe Division.

Others, who were arrested, had been placed on suspension by the NJC pending the time Buhari and the various state governors would approve its recommendation for the sacking of the affected judges.

They are a former Chief Judge of Enugu State, Justice I. A. Umezulike; the Presiding Justice of the Court of Appeal, Ilorin Division, Justice Mohammed Tsamiya; and the judge of the Kano State High Court, Justice Kabiru Auta.

The DSS said it recovered large sums of money in Nigerian and foreign currencies from three of the judges during the raids on the houses of the seven judiciary officers.