SSS’ claim that judge kept $2 million “flimsy excuse to justify unconstitutional assault on the judiciary” — Wike | Nigeria News Today. Your online Nigerian Newspaper

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Rivers Governor Nyesom Wike said the statement released by the State Security Service detailing how operatives found a huge amount of money during nationwide raids on homes of judges between Friday and Saturday was “concocted” to justify an “unconstitutional assault on the nation’s judiciary.”
“It is really unfortunate that SSS would concoct a false defence that $2 million —that is N900 million— was found in the house of the judge,” Mr. Wike said, describing it as “flimsy excuses”.


Mr. Wike made the remark when he met with the management and players of Rivers United Football Club in Port-Harcourt on Saturday night, hours after a standoff involving him and authorities nearly turned fatal.

Mr. Wike said he prevented the SSS from arresting the judge because they could kill him and use that as a pretext to say the state was not safe and to prepare grounds for declaration of a state of emergency.

“If they had abducted the judge, they may go ahead to kill the judge and they will say that Rivers State is insecure,” Mr. Wike said.

Mr. Wike said the SSS was wrong to seek arrest of a serving judge in such a manner, saying there exist legal procedures for checking and prosecuting errant jurists or other public officers.

“In the police, erring and corrupt policemen are first given orderly room trial, sacked and then appropriately prosecuted,” Mr. Wike said. “For judicial officers, the SSS has no role.

“I am not in support of any judicial support being involved in corruption,” but “this impunity must stop.”


The name of the judge in whose home the large sum of money was allegedly found has not been officially released. But sources identified him as Abdullahi Liman of the Port-Harcourt Division of the Federal High Court.

Mr. Wike said he remained unfazed in the face of the “blackmail” and will continue to protect the people of his state, notwithstanding the price.
“The way things are going nobody should relax. Freedom comes with sacrifice. Independence comes with sacrifice. Liberty comes with sacrifice.
“I was there with our state and National Assembly members, Former Deputy Speaker of the House of Representatives, Austin Opara; the PDP Chairman, Felix Obuah; and some caretaker chairmen. When they said I was with thugs I just laughed,” Mr. Wike said.

The nationwide crackdown on the judges from high to appellate courts attracted widespread condemnation of the SSS, with eminent citizens and professional groups calling on President Buhari to immediately order the release of the judges.
The SSS could not be reached for comment for this story.

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  1. Wike, Wicked, all you are after is protecting your "throne" even when judges in other states have been arrested. To you, everything that involves your state by the Federal government is about unseating you. If you know your hands are clean, why fret this much. You well know there is no peace for the one who swallows a mortar. What is the gain when you have to be on your toes throughout the borrowed days you will spend as the governor?

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    1. Pls shut up...you speak like a fool

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    2. U're telling him to shut up!! Don't worry, by the time Video and Audio Prove is release, u'll be the one to Silent...

      Wike somehow knows DSS has a very concrete Evidence of not, he'll make noise than dis..

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  2. Wicked wike, you are a liar protecting who? are now doing the work of the police attached to the corrupt judges? Infact I am ashamed of your kind of character and foolish personality. You are shouting so that those gullible citizen of Rivers state will begin to say they are witch hunting you.
    Up till now your guys that killed Ken Asuete are yet to be arrested and you are busy defending stupid and corrupt judges. Why not think for a while that when the history of Rivers state or Nigerian will be written what kind of page do you hope to occupy.
    You have forgotten that life has time when it will lapsed. Do you think you are going to live for ever?
    Very soon those behind you that is making your head to revolve like bicycle tire would leave you to rotten as soon as they discovered that you are fooling them. A hustler like you, is this how Rivers state was when Honorable Chibuike Amaechi was the governor of the state?
    For you are finished, I only pity the good people of Rivers state.

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    1. Your comment is filled with hates of a partisan and if not an ethnic bigot. So corruption should be fought with impunity and draconism ? Open your eyes so that you can see beyond the blockade of hatred and jingoism.

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    2. belema ur out of point

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    3. Wicked wike and blind riverstate pple.Very shallow lot.the prefer vampires.wike,Felix aka go round ,don wane etc They lack good judgement. That's why rivers state is upside down ,the average rivers man lacks common sense.All thugs..with an exception or rather few exceptions eg amaechi,but sadly they always prefer barabas to Jesus.instead of condemning corrupt judges they talk ill of an upright government. Becos they love to live in chaos

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    4. Belema you are on point.they are suffering from cognitive Dissonance

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  3. Nonsense.How will a corrupt politician not defend nd support a corrupt judge? Birds of the same feathers......

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    1. When will you learn? This is not a stone age!

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  4. APC will soon destroy the country.

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  5. Gorefill group spokesmanOctober 9, 2016 at 11:46 PM

    One of this days Buhari will have to arrest himself...because he is the chief thief...people get power and it removes their brains... the federal government can use this energy and fix the economy than this everyday shameful covering of their incompetence by arresting people.. I just ope one day you won't put up aso rock for sale

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    1. When Buhari leaves, let the coming President Probe him too.
      That's the Legacy He's laying down so that we can have a clean hands in our system.
      GOD bless Nigeria and Strengthen our President...

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  7. I can see Joseph Mbu being posted to Rivers State soon. What goes around comes around my school teacher told me.

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