Allegations that the State Security Service, SSS, raided the house of the Chief Justice of Nigeria, Walter Onnoghen has been denied by the agency
The agency also debunked rumours that it found $9 million in such raid.
Although the SSS, also called DSS, is yet to issue an official statement on the matter, a top official of the agency told PRNigeria, a news agency with close ties to Nigeria’s security agencies, that the report is false in its entirety.
The officer said: “The entire report claiming that DSS has found close to $9m in the account of the Chief Justice of the Federation is complete falsehood and baseless insinuation.
“In fact, there is no single operation or raid at any residence or home of the Chief Justice. The media and the public are kindly advised to ignore such reckless reports.
“It is unfortunate that some mischief makers may go to any length to fabricate stories to cause confusion in the polity.”
The SSS had last year carried out raids on the homes of some judges including two of the Supreme Court justices, accused of corruption. Some of those judges are currently being prosecuted by anti-graft agencies.
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The National Judicial Council, NJC, headed by Mr. Onnoghen, then suspended the affected judges.
The NJC, however, recalled six of the judges last week, saying the security and anti-graft agencies have not been able to prove any crime against them.