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Tuesday 11 October 2016

Nigerian Judge 'Begs' as DSS Confronts Him with over N500m Bribe Evidence

An unnamed Nigerian jury has reportedly swallowed his pride to plead with interrogators on a major bribery allegation. A judge begged Department of State Service (DSS) director, Mr. Lawan Daura when confronted with strong evidence that he got more than N500million bribe, The Nation learnt yesterday.
The name of the judge wasn't provided but rumours have it that the legal luminary is clearly scared of the exposure of skeletons in his cupboard.

The judge refused to unlock the safe in his house for DSS operatives to have access to its contents, a source said. A team of investigators have continued to grill the judge to gather strong leads.

The DSS, which plans to take possession of the safe to uncover its contents, is said to have been questioning bank directors over links with some of the judges who have been accused of perverting justice after being induced with cash by the influential.

Another judge was said to have obtained a loan from a bank to execute a contract in Bauchi State and when he defaulted, the bank filed a suit against him at the Federal High Court in Bauchi.

Also, it was learnt that most of the judges against whom the DSS launched sting operations at the weekend had been under “painstaking investigation” in the last one year. As at press time, the DSS had started questioning some bank chiefs and directors implicated in money laundering and huge bribery scandal.

But, amid more revelations on the corruption in the Judiciary, the DSS yesterday intensified the grilling of seven detained judges.

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