AGF Abubakar Malami justifies judges’ arrest
The Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami SAN, has justified the arrest of seven judges by the Department of State Service DSS over the weekend on corruption charges. He stated that the judges were arrested on reasonable suspicion and that no judge was above the law or had constitutional immunity from being arrested or investigated.
The AGF noted that there was prima facie case against the judges who are still being expected to be arraigned in court.
He added that the country had the responsibility to fight corruption, and nobody, regardless of how highly placed, is exempted as far as issues that border on crimes and criminalities were concerned.
He stated that no member of the Legislature, Judiciary and Executive can definitely be exempted from investigation, adding that, that is what is taking place.