Senate condemns invasion of Judges homes, refuses to summon DSS boss

he Senate on Tuesday condemned the invasion‎ of the residences of Judges by operatives of the Department of State Services over allegations of corruption.

The Upper Chamber however kicked against the request to summon the Director General of the DSS, Lawal Daura, to explain why his men invaded the Judges’ residences without recourse to the National Judicial Council.

The decision of the Senate was sequel to a matter of urgent national importance brought under Orders 42 and 52 of the Senate’s Rules Book by Senator Joshua Lidani.

Lidani in a point of order raised over unlawful arrests of Judges by the official of the DSS, expressed the full support of the Senate to the fight against corruption, but decried the unlawful approach adopted by the DSS.

Lidani said: “The fight against corruption should be done within the confines of the law.

“The Senate supports the fight against corruption, but with strict observance to the principles of separation of power.”

Seconding the motion, Senator Dino Melaye said it was wrong for the DSS to invade the Judges’ residence without recourse to the Judiciary.‎

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