Documents Reveal DSS Sought Permission Of NJC To Investigate, Arrest Corrupt Judges
Documents obtained by SaharaReporters show that the Department of State Services (DSS) wrote to the National Judiciary Council (NJC) seeking permission to investigate and arrest judges suspected of corruption.
In its letters, the DSS cited “corrupt practice, falsehood, and un-declaration of assets” as the judges’ offenses.
The exchange of correspondence between the DSS and NJC shows that the body charged with disciplining errant judges resisted the DSS’s efforts to go after potentially corrupt judges. In its response to the DSS, the NJC argued that the security agency’s petitions did not comply with the NJC’s Judicial Discipline Regulations of 2014.
The documents can be read below: