BREAKING: EFCC Operatives Storm Supreme Court Judge’s Abuja Home

BREAKING: EFCC Operatives Storm Supreme Court Judge’s Abuja Home

  • The home of Justice Mary Odili was searched by some security agents including policemen, soldiers, and EFCC agents
  • The EFCC operatives were said to have visited Justice Mary's residence as part of their investigation on her husband, Peter Odili
  • Justice was said to have expressed anger over the presence of the security officer who stormed her house on Friday, October 29

Abuja - Operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on Friday, October 29, stormed the Abuja home of Justice Mary Odili of the Supreme Court, AIT News reports.

Punch reports that the EFCC officers were at Justice Odili's to execute a search warrant as part of investigations on allegations against her husband, Peter Odili, a former Rivers governor, Punch adds.

Peter Odili
Justice Mary Odili is the wife of Peter a former governor of Rivers (Photo: Hon Engr Major M Jack, EFCC)
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Quoting a trusted source, the newspaper said the apex court judge was infuriated over the operatives, accompanied by policemen, to search her residence,

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The source was quoted to have said:

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“EFCC operatives armed with a search warrant stormed Justice Odili’s home today, claiming to be investigating her husband.
“Justice Odili insisted that it was her personal house and not her husband’s own. As I speak to you, the operatives are still there, insisting that they search the house.”

According to The Cable, the security operatives were said to have claimed that they received information on “illegal activities” going on in Justice Odili's home.

Prominent former governor placed on EFCC watchlist, passport seized

Earlier, Odili was placed on the watchlist of the EFCC. The Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) revealed this on Wednesday, September 15, in response to a suit filed by the former governor in a Federal High Court, Abuja. gathered that Odili was challenging the seizure of his international passport by the NIS. When the matter was called on Wednesday, counsel to the NIS, Jimoh Adamu, informed the court that he had just filed a counter-affidavit to oppose the former governor’s suit.

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Adamu sought an adjournment to enable him “put his house in order”.

Odili’s counsel, Ifedayo Adedipe, did not oppose the request for the adjournment. The court then adjourned the matter to September 28 for hearing.


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