Some serving judges in Nigeria are worse than armed robbers—Ex-Delta AG

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Former Attorney General of Delta State, Chief Victor Otomevwo has described some of the serving judicial officers at the trial and appellate court bench as worse than armed robbers.

Otomevwo made the allegation at a party organized by the Nigeria Police Force in honour of the outgoing and incoming Divisional Police Officers, ACP Chris Sorgbara and CSP Ahmed Ibn Umar, respectively, of Ekpan Police Station in Uvwie Local Government Area of Delta State.

Mr. Chris Sorgbara, one of the police officers honoured at the occasion was promoted to Assistant Commissioner of Police and transferred to Kabba, Kogi State as its Area Commander by the Nigeria Police Force.

Otomevwo who expressed doubt about the integrity of some serving judges however did not give reasons for his conclusion or mention any name.

He however said that the Buhari’s administration should be applauded for the unprecedented raiding of homes of judges suspected to be corrupt by men of the Department of State Services, DSS.

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His words: “I want to thank President Buhari. There can be no better time to raid the judges’ homes than now.”

He appealed to Ekpan people to forgive the outgone Divisional Police Officer for any offence he may have committed against them.

Chief Otomevwo also enjoined the DPO to forgive those who may have offended him as well.

In an address, ACP Chris Sorgbara stated that Ekpan Community had so many challenges.

ACP Sorgbara also stated that upon his arrival to Ekpan about two years and two months ago, he bought and refurbished a vehicle and called it “Operation Jakpa” because of the criminal activities in Jakpa Area as a result of poor logistics in the Division.

The incoming Divisional Police Officer, CSP Ahmed Ibn Umar promised to consolidate on the existing foundation laid by his predecessor, just as he solicited for the continued relationship with Ekpan people and other stakeholders.