Judges crackdown: House of Reps summons DSS leadership


During its plenary on Tuesday, the House of Representatives summoned the Director General of the Department of State Services (DSS), to appear before it and offer explanation on the clampdown on Judges over the weekend.

The decision of the House followed a motion by a lawmaker from Rivers State, Chinda Ogundu.

The lawmakers also constituted an ad-hoc committee to investigate the clampdown and said they hoped Lawal Daura, the DG of SSS, will appear before it for further explanation.

A lawmaker, Mojeed Alabi, suggested that the House should respect the principles of separation of powers and stay away from the matter, but the House approved the motion nonetheless.

The House said the DSS must explain where it derived the power to raid judges’ homes.

Meanwhile, the Senate declined to summon the SSS DG, but condemned its action which has continued to generate views amongst Nigerians.


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