Group Berates Tinubu Over Silence on Invasion of Justice Odili’s Residence, Ikoyi Building Collapse

Group Berates Tinubu Over Silence on Invasion of Justice Odili’s Residence, Ikoyi Building Collapse

  • Bola Tinubu has been berated for his silence on the invasion of the residence of a Supreme Court judge, Justice Mary Odili by security operatives
  • The former Lagos state governor was also queried over his silence on the recent Ikoyi building collapse
  • A southeast group stated that Tinubu is only concerned about becoming the president in 2023 while looking away at the rot in the system

Lagos - A group, South-west Frontiers has condemned the prolonged silence of the former Lagos state governor and leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Asiwaju Bola Tinubu on the invasion of the residence of a Supreme Court judge, Justice Mary Odili by armed security operatives.

The group similarly faulted the APC leader's inaction about the recent collapse of a high-rise building which it said is a walking distance from the private residence of Tinubu in the Ikoyi area of Lagos state.

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Tinubu recently returned from a knee surgery in the UK. Photo credit: Stefan Heunis/AFP
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In a press statement sent to on Saturday, November 6 and signed by its president, Prince Gbolahan Adepoju, the group accused Tinubu of playing the ostrich in matters that involve rule of law and human lives.

Part of the statement read:

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“For someone who self-praises as a democrat, it is an irony that Asiwaju's voice is missing in the outcry of condemnation against the armed invasion of a senior Supreme Court judge by security operatives. If silence means consent, should it be taken, therefore, that the attack on a judge by state security agents gets the nod of Asiwaju Tinubu?
“We are displeased by the posturing of Asiwaju Tinubu, not just in the matter of Justice Mary Odili, but in all other similar scenarios when the occasion demanded that he should speak truth to power, and rather opted for the option of sacrificing his conscience for political expediency. That is not in the character of true democrats and statesmen.

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“Also recently, a high rise building in the precincts of the same Ikoyi where Asiwaju Tinubu lives collapsed, killing scores of human beings, and five days after the incident, there has been no word of empathy from someone whose campaign credential for the 2023 presidency is on account of being Yoruba. But it is not part of Yoruba culture to lack empathy.
“Had the Ikoyi building collapse happened elsewhere in the country, Asiwaju would have been amongst the first to race to the site and announce a handsome amount as donation to the families of those affected by the incident.”

Security operatives storm Mary Odili's Abuja residence had earlier reported that security operatives on Friday, October 29, stormed the Abuja home of Justice Odili.

The operatives were reportedly at Justice Odili's to execute a search warrant as part of investigations on allegations against her husband, Peter Odili, a former Rivers governor.

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The apex court judge was said to have been infuriated over the raid and tongue-lashed the security operatives.

EFCC denies carrying out security raid on Justice Odili's home

Meanwhile, the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has denied news making the round that Justice Odili was invaded by its personnel.

According to the anti-graft commission, there is no truth in the news that Odili's home was invaded by its operatives.

The commission enjoined the public to discountenance the media reports linking its operatives to the raid.


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