The Thread: This is what happens when the rule of law is disregarded

The arrest of judges by the Department of State Security Service brought with it a barrage of controversy: there was a shower of opinions as to the legality or otherwise of the raid.

Some members of the bar upheld the actions of the DSS as being in conformity with current jurisprudence, while some opposed it as being dictatorial and a throw back to Buhari’s military heydays. Some others said that the line of action taken by the DSS will unravel the rule of law in Nigeria (This op-ed by Chidi Anslem Odinkalu buttresses the point).

Well, it would appear one thing the DSS actions have done is throw open the flood gates for litigants to intimidate judges. They need only allege corruption, and the judges, in fear for their reputation and hallowed seats, begin to step back from touching their cases.

See below the fantastic stunt a litigant pulled in court yesterday, as reported by @Olajide:



What sad days these are.

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