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Governor Nyesom Wike has explained why he intervened early Saturday as the State Security Services laid siege on the home of a federal judge in Port Harcourt.


Operatives of the SSS launched an overnight assault on the residences of senior judges across the country between Friday and Saturday in search of evidence linking the judges to corruption.

Multiple sources said the clampdown began in Gombe State where the SSS arrested Muazu Pindiga who served on the elections tribunal in Rivers State.

The operation continued in Abuja on Friday night into early Saturday morning.

Mr. Wike arrived as the operation to arrest Justice Mohammed Liman, residing at Number 35 Forces Avenue in Port Harcourt, began, the governor’s spokesperson, Simeon Nwakaudu, said in a statement.

Mr. Wike was quoted as telling journalists that he would not allow the SSS and other security agencies perpetrate “needless impunity” in the state.

He said if the security agencies had a lawful directive to implement, they must follow due process.

“Not under my watch will I allow this kind of impunity to take place,” the governor was quoted as saying. “That is why we are here. I don’t know which judge they were detailed to abduct. I didn’t bother myself to know which judge. All I am interested in is that, at this level, it is not allowed.”


“He is not a criminal and he is not an armed robber. If the person has committed an offence, invite him. It is only when he refuses to honour the invitation that you can adopt this commando style.”

Mr. Wike said he had been threatened by armed agents who wanted to attack him.

“The Commissioner of Police is here, the Director of DSS is here. Their operatives cocked their guns and threatened to shoot me. I have never seen that before. Again, this is to tell you what we are facing. We know that more will come. For us in this state, we shall continue to resist it,” he said.

Mr. Wike added: “It doesn’t matter what it will cost. When you talk about liberty, sacrifices must be made. We are not trying to stop an arrest. All we are saying is that things must be done decently and in line with the rule of law.

“Rivers State is under siege. For you to see a governor out at this time of the day, something is wrong. A siege is an understatement. If this type of thing happens next time, the people will resist it to the last.”

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  1. IT IS A BIG SHAME TO HAVE GARAGE MEN AS LEADERS WHO WOULD DO EVERYTHING TO PROTECT CORRUPT INDIVIDUAL. WE ARE WATCHING WITH KIN INTEREST
    THIS IS WHAT RIVERS ASKED FOR AND THEY WILL GET IT.

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    1. You must be Extremely STUPID to make such comment. Where have you seen in the world where democracy is practiced that such measures are taken to arrest a leader just based on information.

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    2. U naive individual. Dere are situations were d executive has to act. Kennedy did d same thing with the coast guard to a governor in America. American ATF and FBI have raided judges, billionaires and governors houses and even a CIA director was arrested. All these people are powerful and if u give dem time they will scramble to d offence and defence.

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  2. They want to create a one party state.

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  3. Oga Wike, what are you trying to hide? They're looking for evidence and the Judge in question is not the only one in focus, so which one be your own? If the man is clean he has nothing to fear, SO?

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  4. Oga Wike, what are you trying to hide? They're looking for evidence and the Judge in question is not the only one in focus, so which one be your own? If the man is clean he has nothing to fear, SO?

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  5. Trying to prevent Wikeleaks?Truth always prevail because the arm of the law is very loooooong

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  6. If u do not know anything about the rule of law keep quite and stop sounding like hypocrite, we do have now a government of executive, due process are not followed,intimidation everywhere everyday no respect for the rule of law,one dey buhari will commit suicide and the plans of Yoruba will fail. As these calamities are caused by the so called Yoruba,things go happen people go die,people go run, people go dominant. Moses Michael earth first son

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    1. I weep for naija pipo like Franca. Claimin they kno too much but make judgement from reading headlines. Wake up pipo. Which rule of law. Search was made with a warrant. Wake up naija pipo. Wake up. How do u want thid job to b done. Corruption n ethnicity has killed us.

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    2. Wetin this chicken dey talk .. your opinion is baseless

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    3. Education is the key u have to go back to secondary school where u will be taught about protocols,dont just bla and reply people's comment

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  7. I wonder my sister.

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    1. Enter your reply...abi

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  8. Our democracy is under threat, this country is sinking to abyss every day, i wonder why DSS AND POLICE will use a gestapo approach to arrest judges, very soon they will start arresting NBA executives, may be after that, NMA will follow and perhabs NUT, other Stil loading

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  9. I don't have any problem of the government arresting anyone, my problem is that why are all these things not happening in the APC dominated state?

    Please educatemail me if you have tangible information.

    The Germans will say "schade"... what a pity to our nation Nigeria

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  10. those of you talking about rule of law should just shut up! When people siphon and steal our collective commonwealth, where is rule of law then. When security forces now go after the same thieves, some idiots will now start talking about rule of law. And dont sell me "this is selective crap", let it be selective, when another party is in power. they too should be selective. what is important is if the said people are guilty or not. For selectivity, over the long run, the people will be the winners and the politicians fighting themselves, the loosers so make una keep quiet!

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  11. The Governor would have allowed the DSS to enter the house and search but can refuse them taking him away. I assure you that after the search, the governor will close his mouth.

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  12. Africa does not seem to be ripe enough for democracy. We are hiding under it to perpetuate crime upon crime. Western nations underwent monarchical autocracy before they gradually adopted democracy. We need a benevolent dictator.

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  13. u ar a big foool,fayose is passing a mssg to d pple, who can think deep.

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  14. Nigerians should start reason logically.It is good to fight corruption, but the govt is fighting opposition members.Fight those who are your party member.Obasanjo was fighting his party members during his tenure.

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  15. This is not obasanjo government. Let the fight be one side. Vote for opposition in 2019 so they could probe APC. The winner is the country

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