Nigeria detains judges, seizes assets in graft probe

During the nationwide operation, which took place on Saturday, police also detained several judges although the number was not exactly clear.

Nigeria detains judges, seizes assets in graft probe

World Bulletin / News Desk

Nigeria's secret police seized hundreds of thousands of dollars in cash and assets in a series of anti-corruption raids targeting senior judges, drawing sharp condemnation Sunday from the bar association and rights groups.

The raids prompted the Nigerian Bar Association to declare a state of emergency, denouncing the "Gestapo-style" operation.

In a statement, the Department of States Services (DSS) said it had seized $800,000 (715,000 euros) in cash during the operation which was launched on the basis of "allegations of corruption and professional misconduct" by a number of judges.

Güncelleme Tarihi: 09 Ekim 2016, 13:01
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