MEND threatens bomb attacks against Lagos probate judges

The Movement for the Emancipation of the Niger Delta (MEND) has threatened to launch a serial co-ordinated attacks and bombing of the houses and vehicles of Judges in the probate section of the Lagos High Court.

The group said the planned attacks are necessitated by the continued failure of Judges in the section of the court to sign letters of administration of its deceased members family years after it has been approved.

The group in a statement signed by one Commander Wilberforce said it will begin to target and kill judges in the court’s division if they do not take the necessary step to sign its members letters of administration which has been lying on their desk for months.

MEND accused judges in the section of been lazy and corrupt having demand bribe from its members severally before the letters of administration could be signed.

The group said that as a result of “the inhuman and wicked attitude of the probate judges”, so many beneficiaries lost their lives this year while the children of the deceased have been chased out of schools for lack of funds and some have gone into various crimes just to survive.

“For over two years a good number of our members have been processing the Letters of Administration of their deceased families. All they keep hearing is “Come tomorrow,” as a result of this inhuman and wicked attitude of the probate judges who refused to sign the letters lying dormant in their offices, so many beneficiaries lost their lives this year, the children of the deceased have been chased out of schools for lack of funds and some have gone into various crimes just to survive.

“A number of times the judges collected bribes from them but still refused to sign the letters. We can no longer condone this wickedness of the highest order, this is the reason we are writing all Authorities of the Lagos State Government and Judiciary to intervene or else we would be forced to launch series of attacks on these corrupt judges and their families. We know their houses as well as their modus operandi,” the group warned.

The group however advised that the timely intervention of the Lagos State Governor and the state Chief Judge could save the situation.

“We sincerely advice the Governor and Chief Judge to intervene or else we shall spill their blood, serial violence is the only language Nigerians understand, since they have decided to murder the beneficiaries through their inactions then they leave us no choice than to meet wickedness with higher wickedness. In the coming weeks we shall publish the names and addresses of ALL ikeja probate judges.

“Evil prevail when good men do nothing. We hereby issue a 12-Day ultimatum to them to sign and release all Letters of Administration published last year. Failure to do so will result to a serial co-ordinated attacks and bombing of their houses and vehicles,” it warned.

MEND said its threat is not an ethnic affair and warned other ethnic militant organisation not to interfere in the matter.

“No ethnic militant group should interfere, this is not a matter of tribe, this is about humanity,” it said.



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