Arrested Judges Should Prove Their Innocence – Issa Aremu
A former Deputy President of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), Issa Aremu, has thrown his weight behind the recent arrests of some judges by the Department of State Services (DSS).
He described the arrests as a sign of crisis of confidence on the image of the judicial officers.
In a chat with Channels Television in Kaduna on Thursday, Mr Aremu faulted those condemning the invasion and arrest of the judges.
He challenged those criticizing the DSS action, to also look at the merit of the corruption allegations leveled against the senior judicial officers, rather than focusing more on the method by which they were arrested.
According to him, by the actions of some corrupt judicial officers across the country over the years are largely responsible for the nation’s socio-economic and political challenges.
The Labour leader also called on the affected judges to step aside for trial as it is being done in other countries of the world.
He stressed that they have a moral burden to establish their innocence before members of the general public.
He also advocated the strengthening of disciplinary mechanism to enhance transparency in judicial service.