TYRANNY: Buhari Orders Crackdown On Judiciary As DSS Invades Homes Of Federal Judges
The elected dictatorship unleashed on Nigerians by General Muhammadu Buhari has taken on an elevated and dangerous dimension with the co-ordinated midnight invasion of the homes of judges across the federation by operatives of the secret police, the Department of State Security Services, DSS.
The the dead of the night on Friday, October 7, 2016 just before midnight, operatives of the DSS, acting on the orders of Muhammadu Buhari’s presidency, surrounded the Abuja homes of two federal judges, Nnamdi Dimgba and Adebiyi Ademola.
The federal judges live, respectively, at 32 and 34 Samuel Ogbemudia Crescent in the Apo Legislative Quarters of Abuja.
The invading officers arrived and surrounded Justice Dimgba’s home around 9pm, according to neighbours of the judge who spoke with an online news website.
Dimgba was not at home, and after laying a siege on the premises for hours, the DSS agents began to break into his compound using a sledgehammer.
Our findings reveal that the DSS is uncomfortable with recent rulings by the judge and his outspoken criticism of the DSS in matters concerning the violation of the fundamental human rights of victims of the secret police’s tyranny.
Specifically, on July 22, 2016, Justice Dimgba berated the DSS for failing to present a suspect being held in its detention facility in court for a hearing. The suspect, Air Commodore Umar Mohammed, a former chief of air staff, is one of the targets of President Muhammadu Buhari’s skewed anti-corruption fight.
According to reports, on the same night, DSS operatives also invaded the home of Justice Muazu Pindiga, former chairman of the Rivers State Governorship petition tribunal and arrested him gestapo style for undisclosed reasons.
While these developments were unfolding, the illegal siege on Rivers State by federal security agencies continued unabated during the early hours of Saturday as hundreds of Department of State Services, DSS, operatives and policemen attempted to illegally abduct a Federal High Court judge residing at Number 35 Forces Avenue in Port Harcourt.