The Department of State Security Services, DSS, Nigeria’s secret police, has released the judges it arrested in a brutal crackdown over the weekend, Premium Times reports.
According to the online newspaper, the judges were released on self recognition and required to appear before the DSS everyday.
“They were all released on bail yesterday (Sunday) on self recognition,” an anonymous source said.
“They reported this morning (Monday) and they have all gone back home. They will be coming back tomorrow. And everything went very procedurally well and civil.
“They were released on bail on self recognition based on the fact that given their standing in the society, they cannot run away. They were instructed that they should come back today by 10am.
“They did report for investigation this morning and they have gone back home. And the investigation continues and preparation to charge them to court continued.”
A source also accused the National Judicial Council of shielding the judges from investigation.
“Also, action was sequel to lack of cooperation by National Judicial Council. Such as refusal by the NJC to allow the affected persons to be questioned by the DSS. Investigation started some seven months ago, precisely in April 2016,” the source.
The crackdown has been roundly condemned by Nigerians.