- ‘Nigeria in full-blown dictatorship’
Senator Iroegbu in Abuja
A Lagos-based lawyer, Ebun-Olu Adegboruwa, has expressed shock at the arrest of some Justices of the Supreme Court and judges of the Federal High Court, describing it as dictatorship.
To this end, Adegboruwa, in a statement on Saturday, urged the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) to immediately boycott courts across the country.
“I read with great amazement and total disbelief, the news of the invasion of the homes of judicial officers in Port Harcourt and in Abuja, by the executive arm of government through the Directorate of Security Services, DSS.
“In one particular case, it was said that sledge hammers were used to break down the wall of the home of a judge, with his domestic servants wickedly brutalised,” he stated.
According to him, “This is full-blown dictatorship now in action.
“It is now a case of anarchists in power. The clampdown on judges has been on for a long time, through agents of government in the various institutions of oppression. We are now back to the 1984 jackboot system of intolerance, where all dissenting views and opinions must be silenced.”