Justice Odili's House Raid: CJN Tanko Speaks on Judiciary's Plan Against FG

Justice Odili's House Raid: CJN Tanko Speaks on Judiciary's Plan Against FG

  • The federal government has been warned against further attacks on the homes of judges across the country
  • The warning was issued against the federal government by the chief justice of Nigeria Justice Tanko Mohammed
  • Justice Tanko said the meekness or conservative nature of the justices' work should not give anyone the impetus to take judges for granted

For the first time since the invasion of Justice Mary Odili's residence on Friday, October 29, the Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Justice Tanko Mohammed, the Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN) has reacted to the incident.

Daily Trust reports that Justice Mohammed on Wednesday, December 8, said the judiciary will not tolerate further attacks on its members by the federal government.

Justice Tanko Mohammed
The CJN has said enough is enough over the attacks on Nigerian justices Photo: Murphy Lawrence
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Speaking at the special court session to mark the 2021/2022 new legal year and the inauguration of the newly appointed Senior Advocates of Nigeria (SAN), Justice Tanko said the judiciary has suffered enough invasion of homes of justices and would no longer tolerate such.

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Justice Tanko said that by the nature of their work, justices across Nigeria are expected to be conservatives but not conquered species.

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He said their meekness and other attributes of justices should not be pushed further by the federal government of Nigeria.

Also, Channels Television reports that the CJN warned those seeing the judiciary as a mere weakling to be rest assured that the time to oppress judges across the country is long gone.

He said:

“No one, irrespective of his or her status or position in the country should test our will because the consequences of such unwarranted provocation will be too dire to bear."
“We shall begin to resist any clandestine attempt to silence or ridicule us to oblivion. Nigeria, to the best of my knowledge, is not a lawless society."

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Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that the Attorney General of the Federation, Abubakar Malami, had denied claims that he ordered the raid on Justice Mary Odili's residence.

Distancing himself from the acclaimed consultant, Malami said he could not have employed the services of the so-called consultant who led the raid in Odili's residence.

Malami also noted that the police through its ongoing investigation on the matter is working to ensure that all aspect of the case is unravelled.

IGP Usman Baba orders investigation into the raid on Justice Odili's residence

The Inspector general of Police, Usman Alkali Baba, had ordered a full investigation into the reported invasion of Justice Odili's residence.

Baba said the leadership of the force is not aware and did not order operatives to carry out such an assignment.

The police boss described the operation as unfortunate and unacceptable while noting that proper investigation would be carried out.

Source: Legit.ng

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