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Senate condemns arrest of Judges, rejects motion to invite DG of DSS

The Senate on Tuesday condemned the invasion of the homes and subsequent apprehension of some judges by operatives of the Department of State Service (DSS), but rejected a motion to invite the Director General of DSS, Lawan Daura, to explain the action of his organisation.

Chairman, Senate Committee on Drugs and Narcotics and member, Committee on Judiciary, Human Rights and legal Matters, Senator Joshua Lidani (PDP), Plateau Central, who spoke under matters of urgent National importance, raised the issue during plenary.

While condemning the invasion, arrest and detention without recourse to the National Judicial Council (NJC), the Senate mandated its committee on Judiciary, human rights and legal matters to review all existing laws establishing security agencies and report back in four weeks.

In his remarks, Senate President Bukola Saraki said the Senate was in full support of the fight against corruption, adding that the government must however ensure that it is fought within the ambit of the law.

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