Presidential sources have let the cat out of the bag, as to the real reason why the President Muhammadu Buhari-led Department of State Security Service, DSS, has flagrantly refused to obey various court orders.
Speaking on Monday evening, the source said: “one of the reasons why the DSS has not obeyed court orders was, because such orders were not genuinely obtained, but rather purchased.”
According to the source, “Some of the judgments are questionable. The DSS, has already commenced investigation, to establish a link between the judges handling some of the cases, and the defendants, as the case may be.
“That is one reason why the secret service has refused to obey some of the orders, because we know that they are obtained not on sound ground.”
This came as the Chief Justice of Nigeria, CJN, Justice Mohammed Mahmud, is set to bring all the erring Judges to book, over controversial judgments.
“Very soon, you will see Judges going to jail.
“With allegations of misconduct, with overwhelming evidence, some of the serving judges may soon be in court to answer charges of misconduct, especially corrupt practices,” a highly placed source revealed.
The source, who preferred anonymity, stated that the National Judicial Council, NJC, had received petitions against some judges, especially those who sat on the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, leadership tussle suit, where conflicting judgements were delivered, and others presiding over sensitive cases with alleged report of compromise.
The source further stated, that such petitions had been referred to a panel that will look into their merit, and seek the response of the affected Judges.
“The CJN is really not comfortable with the way things are going on in the judiciary circle, especially as it relates to conflicting judgements.
“The CJN has called for all the judgements alleged to be conflicting.”
Recall, that the CJN had last Monday, at the beginning of the new ‘Legal Year,’ revealed that the NJC had received petitions against some judges, for delivering conflicting judgement.
The CJN had however, added that the probe is ongoing, and that any judge found guilty will not go unpunished.
The source further stated, that any Judge found guilty, would definitely not escape justice.
Similarly, the EFCC is already prosecuting some senior Lawyers, over their alleged shady dealings with Judges handling their matters.
The NJC, had not too long, sacked some Judges over alleged gross misconduct and breach of code of conduct for Judicial Officers. Specifically, the NJC had on April 19, sacked Justices Tanko Yusuf Usman, and Idris Evuti of the High Court of Niger State, among others, over falsification of age.