The names of Justice Sidi Dauda Bage and Justice Paul Adamu have been forwarded to the Nigerian Senate by President Muhammadu Buhari for confirmation as Justices of the Supreme Court.
These names were included into the letter sent by the president to Bukola Saraki, Senate president. The letter was read on the floor of the senate today.
This came as the State Security Service has released the seven judges, comprising two justices of the Supreme Court, who were arrested on suspicion of bribery and corruption last week. On Friday night, October 7, gun-wielding DSS operatives raided the residences of senior judges.
At the end of the operations, which lasted at least 12 hours, the security operatives arrested Justices Sylvester Ngwuta and John Okoro, both of the Supreme Court, as well as Justice Adeniyi Ademola of the Federal High Court in Abuja.
The DSS agents also searched the house of Justice Nnamdi Dimgba of the Federal High Court, but he was not arrested.