- The Inspector general of Police, Usman Alkali Baba, has ordered a full investigation into the the reported invasion of Justice Mary Odili's residence
- The IGP disclosed that the leadership of the force was not aware and did not order operatives to carry out such assignment
- The police boss described the operation as unfortunate and unacceptable while noting that proper investigation would be carried out
In a statement issued on Monday, November 1, and released on its official Facebook page of the Nigeria Police, Frank Mba, the force public relations officer, quoted Baba as describing the invasion as unfortunate and unacceptable.
The IGP also said the leadership of the force is not aware and did not at any time order Police operatives to carry out such assignment.
The statement titled, ‘Reported invasion of Justice Odili Abuja residence: IGP orders investigation …Says perpetrators would be made to face the wrath of the law.” The Punch also reported.
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The statement read thus:
The Inspector General of Police, IGP Usman Alkali Baba, psc (+), NPM, fdc has ordered detailed investigations into the reported invasion of the Abuja residence of Justice Mary Odili, an incident that occurred on Friday, 29th October, 2021. The IGP, who noted that the leadership of the Force is not aware and did not at any time order Police operatives to carry out such assignment, described the reported violation of the sanctity of the residence of the Justice of the Supreme Court as unfortunate and unacceptable.
Consequently, the IGP has directed the Force Intelligence Bureau (FIB) to conduct a discrete investigation into the incident. He assured the commitment of the Force to the safety and security of the members of the Judiciary and Nigerians in general. He further called for calm, promising that the Force will do all within its powers to unravel the perpetrators and motives behind the breach with a view to bringing all indicted persons to book.
Meanwhile, the IGP has directed the Commissioner of Police, Federal Capital Territory (FCT) to strengthen security around the street and residence of Her Lordship, Justice Mary Odili JSC to ensure her safety and also to prevent a reoccurrence of the unfortunate incident. The IGP assured that the details of Police investigations would be made public on conclusion of investigations."
CP FRANK MBA
FORCE PUBLIC RELATIONS OFFICER
We did not carry out any operation in Justice Odili’s home, EFCC cries out
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had earlier reported that the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has denied news making the round that the Maitama, Abuja home of a Judge of the Supreme Court, Justice Mary Odili, was invaded by personnel of the commission.
According to the anti crime agency, there is no truth in the news that Odili's home was invaded by EFCC operatives.
This was disclosed in a statement made available to Legit.ng.
EFCC storms Supreme Court judge’s home amid Odili probe
Recall that Legit.ng had reported that operatives EFCC's operatives on Friday, October 29, stormed the Abuja home of Justice Mary Odili of the Supreme Court.
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.
Quoting a trusted source, the newspaper said the apex court judge was infuriated over the operatives, accompanied by policemen, to search her residence,