– Former aviation minister Femi Fani-Kayode says the DSS is trying hard to justify the raids on judges by claiming to have found money on them
– Fani-Kayode said Nigerians are witnessing this under President Buhari’s administration because he is an authoritarian ruler
Former aviation minister Femi Fani-Kayode has rubbished claims by the Department of Security Service (DSS) that huge cash were seized from the judges after the raid on their homes this weekend.
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Fani-Kayode said in a statement on Sunday, October 9 which was acquired by NAIJ.com that the DSS claims were just lies aimed at justifying its unlawful actions in different states where the homes of judges were raided or besieged.
The former media director of ex-president Goodluck Jonathan’s presidential campaign in 2015 laid the blame of the raid and consequent claims of cash-recovery at the doorstep of President Mihammadu Buhari who he described in authoritarian terms.
The statement read: “The Greek tragic dramatis and philosopher Aeschylus (525 BC – 456 BC) said “in war, truth is the first casualty”.
DSS raids on judges in states across the country has raised many eyebrows
“It is in this context that one has to view the absurd claims by the DSS that massive sums of cash ranging from 2 million USD to hundreds of thousands of euros and pounds sterling were found in the homes of all the judges that were arrested in the early hours of saturday morning.
“If anyone honestly believes that such large sums of cash were found in the homes of ANY of those judges then that person needs to have his head examined.
“The DSS has to say these outrageous things and tell these shameful lies in order to attempt to justify their illegal actions before the world. It is called disinformation and misinformation and that is their stock in trade.
“That is what intelligence and securiry agencies all over the world are paid to do. They destroy their victims before the world with lies and baseless allegations knowing that most Nigerians will believe anything and everything that the government says.
“It is sickening and pathetic. In any case nothing can possibly justify the gestapo tactics that the state has employed in this matter.
“The storming of peoples homes in the middle of the night and the brutalisation and traumatisation of their families, loved ones and households is archaic and barbaric.
“Clearly Nigeria is saddled with a President that is a cross between Adolf Hitler, Benito Mussolini, King Leopold 11 of Belgium, Josef Stalin, Pol Pot, Papa Doc Duvalier, Augusto Pinochet, Jean-Bedel Bokassa, Mobutu Sese Seko and Idi Amin. May God help us.”
Meanwhile, A huge number of Nigerians have expressed great concern over the state of the rule of law under the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari after the raid of homes of Supreme Court judges by officials of the Department of Secret Service (DSS) in the early hours of Saturday, October 8.