Lawan Daura
Unlike it higher legislative colleague,the Senate, the Nigerian House of Representatives on Tuesday  reportedly summoned Lawal Daura, the Director of the State Security Services (SSS) over weekend’s crackdown on senior judges across the country, SignalNG reports

The Senate has stood down a proposal to invite the Director-General of the State Security Service, Lawan Daura, over the ongoing clampdown on suspected corrupt judges Premium Times report says

The majority of the Senate voted against the motion moved by Senator Joshua Lidani from Gombe State

On the contrary, the Reps members constituted an ad-hoc committee to investigate the clampdown and said they hoped Daura will appear before it for further explanation, report according to Premium Times suggests

SSS operatives conducted a midnight raid of the residences of some judges between Friday and Saturday, accusing the judges of fraud.


The operation, largely unprecedented, has continued to generate views amongst Nigerians with condemnation from the Nigerian Senate, the Nigerian Bar Association, senior advocates of Nigeria and prominent civil society groups.

The vote by the House came minutes after it blocked a similar motion.

The House said the SSS must explain where it derived the power to raid judges’ homes.

The motion was tabled by a lawmaker from Rivers State, Chinda Ogundu.

The six-state sting operation also included Mr. Ogundu’s state of Rivers, where Governor Nyesom Wike foiled an attempt to arrest a judge attached to the Port Harcourt Division of the Federal High Court.

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