- Reactions have continued to trail the invasion of the home of Justice Mary Odili of the Supreme Court
- Recently, the senior lawyers in the country are calling for an immediate investigation on Justice Odili’s Abuja home
- The lawyers who met with the Attorney General of the Federation, Abubakar Malami made this call on Tuesday, November 2 whilst planning to meet with the Chief Justice of Nigeria
A report by The Nation indicates that senior lawyers under the aegis of the Body of Senior Advocates of Nigeria (BOSAN) are demanding an investigation into the invasion of Justice Odili residence in Abuja.
The newspaper reports that on Tuesday, November 2, the lawyers met with the Attorney General of the Federation (AGF) and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami and seek for a probe into the issue.
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Members of the group, including Adegboyega Awomolo, Prof Yemi Akinseye-George and Jibrin Okutepa, among others warned that the recent development threatens judicial independence and the nation’s democracy.
Speaking with Journalists, Awomolo after the meeting, said that the group also plans to meet with the Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN) Ibrahim Tanko Muhammad, later in the day on the issues.
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Dr. Umar Gwandu, the media aide to the AGF, disclosed that Malami, denied the involvement of his office in the incident, This Day also reported.
He said Malami has therefore written relevant security agencies to investigate the development.
Raid on Justice Odili's Home: PDP alleges APC plans to Hijack 2023 elections
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had earlier reported that the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) says the assault on the home of Justice Mary Odili is a renewed plot by the All Progressives Congress (APC) to hijack the 2023 election as it did in 2019.
The opposition party was reacting to the security raid carried out in the residence of the Supreme Court Justice.
Recall that operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on Friday, October 29, stormed the Abuja home of Justice Odili.
We did not carry out any operation in Justice Odili’s home, EFCC cries out
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.