Senate reject bid to summon DSS over raid on judges homes

By Wahab Akanji, Abuja

Members of the upper legislative chambers, the Senate has rejected bid by a member, Joshua Lidani to summon the Director General of the State Security Service, Lawan Daura to appear before it.

Lidani at plenary on Tuesday urged his colleagues to summon the leadership of the DSS over the ongoing clampdown on suspected corrupt judges in the country which has generated mixed reactions from the public.

Specifically, Lidani urged that the Senate should invite Daura to explain the action which he claimed was carried out without deference to the constitutional responsibility of the National Judicial Council.

Senate President, Dr. Bukola Saraki called for vote after contributions of members to the issue to but the question generated mixed reactions as Senators yelled “ayes” and later “nay” in somewhat equal proportion.

The same drama ensued, Saraki put the question again resulting in similar response as the first prompting him to ruled, “the nays have it”, translating to defeat of the proposal to invite Mr. Daura.

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