The senator representing Kaduna Central on the platform of the All Progressives Congress, Shehu Sani, has said that the raid on residences of serving judges by the Department of State Services (DSS) at the weekend, if carried out without a proper search warrant, is an act of tyranny.
This is just as he said if the millions purportedly recovered by the security agency during the raid, if found out to be proceeds of what he called “sale of justice”, is nothing but corruption.
Sen. Sani, a rights activist and Chairman of the Senate Committee on Foreign and Domestic Debts, expressed these views in a Facebook post while reacting to the raid and arrest of some Justices of the Supreme Court and judges of the High Court by the DSS late Friday night.
According to him, “To support a Gestapo raid on the Judges residences, typical of a Stasi state, without recourse to procedures of the rule of Law is to endorse the sadistic tendencies of a budding totalitarian state”.
Sani also stated that to defend the judges, when “the raiders” followed due process of law and provided clear evidence of corruption, is to embrace and endorse thievery.
“A-Rule of law is the most potent tool for fighting corruption. B-Where Justice is for sale, the law is a commodity. C-We have a dual moral duty; to object to any attempt to circumvent the rule of law by the state apparatus; and to resist anyone who attempts to turn our courts of law into stock exchange”, the APC senator added.