More Evidences Discovered Against Arrested Judges

The Federal Government’s National Prosecution Coordination Committee is gathering more evidence against the judges that were arrested between October 7 and 8 in different parts of the country.

The committee is now brainstorming on the appropriate charges to file against the judges.

A source in the committee confirmed to The Punch on Friday that they would finish drafting the charges and file them, either on Monday or Tuesday next week.

It was learnt that the committee, which has been working in concert with the Federal Director of Public Prosecutions, Mr. Mohammed Umar, was still meeting as of 7pm at the Federal Ministry of Justice in Abuja on Friday.

The source said, “The truth of the matter is that the arrests carried out have led to more evidence and the Federal Government, through the NPCC, is drafting the charges to be filed against the judges.

“But I can assure you that we have got prima facie case against the judges. Investigations, which are still ongoing, have revealed a lot of evidence that was not envisaged at the outset.

“The available evidence will determine the charges to be filed and in which court to file them.”

The source said despite the condemnation of the arrest of the judges by the National Judicial Council, the government would proceed against the judges.

According to the source, the charges would be filed as soon as the drafting is completed next week.