- The police seem to be making headway in its investigation on the raid of Justice Mary Odili's Abuja residence
- The spokesperson for the Force Headquarters, Frank Mba, said an officer of the Nigerian Immigration Service has been arrested in connection with the raid
- Also, approval has been received for the officer to be arraigned before a court alongside other suspects on the matter
The raid on the residence of Mary Odili, a Supreme Court justice and wife of a former governor of Rivers state, Peter Odili, has continued to stir conversations and actions by relevant authorities.
In a recent move to ascertain those responsible for the raid, the Nigerian police have arrested a senior official with the Nigerian Immigration Service, Abdullahi Usman.
he Punch reports that Usman was arrested for his role in the raid of Justice Odili's residence for Abuja, Nigeria's capital city.
Umar is expected to be arraigned before the court this week alongside a journalist, banker, lawyer, a fake policeman and seven others.
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It was also gathered that some soldiers who were involved in the raid of Justice Odili's residence are yet to be arrested.
Police confirm the arrest of the immigration officer
Speaking on the recent arrest made by the police on the matter, the force public relations officer, Frank Mba, said approval has been given for all the suspects numbering 15 to be arraigned before a court of law.
“Yes, it is true. An immigration officer was also arrested. Approval has been given for all suspects to be arraigned."
Recall that four days ago, the Guardian had reported that the NIS was yet to release the passport belonging to Peter Odili, a former governor of Rivers state.
The situation was made public 37 days after a Federal High Court justice had ordered the NIS to release Peter's travel documents.
Justice Inyang Ekwo issued the order after findings by the court showed that Odili’s passport was unlawfully seized in July 2021.
Malami reacts to his alleged involvement in the raid on Justice Odili's residence
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.
The AGF also said that he believes the findings of the police investigations on the raid of the justice's house would be made public.
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.