Monday, October 10, 2016

Forceful Arrest of 7 Nigerian Judges: See What The Presidency Said

The Presidential spokesman, Garba Shehu has released a statement regarding the gestapo style arrest of some alleged corrupt Nigerian judges accused of taking bribes in election tribunal cases, especially that of Rivers State and Abia State, his statement below after page cut:

1. The Presidency assures that the President reserves his highest respect for the institution of the judiciary as the 3rd arm of government.

2. To this end, the President will not do anything to undermine its independence.

3. President Buhari remains a committed democrat, in words and in his action, and will not take any action in violation of the constitution.

4 The recent surgical operation against some judicial officers is specifically targeted at corruption & not at d judiciary as an institution

5. In a robust democracy such as ours, there is bound to be a plurality of opinions on any given issue,...

6. ...but there is a convergence of views that the country has a corruption problem that needs to be corrected.

7. But reports by a section of the media are giving us cause for concern.

8. In undertaking the task of reporting, the media should be careful about the fault lines they open.

9. It is wrong to present this incident as a confrontation between the executive and judicial arms of government.

10. The Presidency has received assurances from the DSS that all due processes of the law, including the possession of search...

11. ...and arrest warrants were obtained before the searches.

12. To suggest that the government is acting outside the law in a dictatorial manner is to breach the interest of the state.

Culled from: Twitter

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