NIGE­RIA DETAINS JUDGES, SEIZES AS­SETS

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ABUJA: Nige­ria’s se­cret po­lice seized hun­dreds of thou­sands of dol­lars in cash and as­sets in anti-cor­rup­tion raids tar­get­ing se­nior judges, draw­ing con­dem­na­tion on Sun­day from the bar as­so­ci­a­tion and rights groups. Dur­ing the na­tion­wide op­er­a­tion which took place on Satur­day, po­lice de­tained seven judges, ac­cord­ing to a se­cu­rity source, who said a to­tal of 15 judges were be­ing probed. The raids prompted the Nige­rian Bar As­so­ci­a­tion to de­clare a state of emer­gency, de­nounc­ing the “Gestapo-style” op­er­a­tion. – AFP

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