REAVELED: DSS has no constitutional rights to make arrest on corruption. 


Where here did the SSS get its mandate to arrest judges? Here is the National Security Act.

NATIONAL SECURITY AGENCIES ACT

An Act to disband the Nigerian Security Organisation and to create three security agencies, charging each with the conduct of the relevant aspect of the national security and other related matters.

[1986 No. 19.)

[5thJune, 1986]

[Commencement.)

1. Establishment of National Security Agencies

There shall, for the effective conduct of national security, be established

the following National Security Agencies, that is to say-

(a) the Defence Intelligence Agency;

(b) the National Intelligence Agency; and

(c) the State Security Service.

2. General duties of the National Security Agencies

(1) The Defence Intelligence Agency shall be charged with responsibility

for-

(a) the prevention and detection of crime of a military nature against

the security of Nigeria;

(b) the protection and preservation of all military classified matters

concerning the security of Nigeria, both within and outside Nigeria;

(c) such other responsibilities affecting defence intelligence of a

military nature, both within and outside Nigeria, as the President, or the

Chief of Defence Staff, as the case may be, may deem necessary.

(2) The National Intelligence Agency shall be charged with

responsibility for-

(a) the general maintenance of the security of Nigeria outside Nigeria,

concerning matters that are not related to military issues; and

(b) such other responsibilities affecting national intelligence outside

Nigeria as the National Defence Councilor the President, as the case may

be, may deem necessary.

(3) The State Security Service shall be charged with responsibility for-

(a) the prevention and detection within Nigeria of any crime against the

internal security of Nigeria;

(b) the protection and preservation of all non-military classified

matters concerning the internal security of Nigeria; and

(c) such other responsibilities affecting internal security within

Nigeria as the National Assembly or the President, as the case may be, may

deem necessary.

(4) The provisions of subsections (I), (2) and (3) of this section shall

have effect notwithstanding the provisions of any other law to the

contrary, or any matter therein mentioned.

(5) In this section, “classified matter” has the same meaning assigned

thereto in section 9 of the Official Secrets Act.

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