The Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Mahmud Mohammed speaking at the valedictory court session held in honour of retiring Justice of the Supreme Court, Justice Suleiman Galadima on Monday said the arrest of two Justices of the Supreme Court by operatives of the Department of State Services (DSS) is regrettable.
He further added that the National Judicial Council would meet on Tuesday to take a position on the incident, while commending the statement of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) on the incident.
He said, “My lords, invited guests, ladies and gentlemen, not to detract from this occasion, it is indeed very saddening and deeply regrettable, the distressing and unfortunate incident which occurred on Friday, October 7 and Saturday, October 8, 2016.
“However, I must ask all Nigerians to remain calm and prayerful, as emergency meeting of the National Judicial Council, which will take place tomorrow (Tuesday), will comprehensively look into the matter.
“Furthermore, I must express my sincere appreciation to the executive of the Nigerian Bar Association ably led by the President, Abubakar Mahmoud (SAN), and indeed all members of the legal profession for their prompt action and continued support.”