EFCC DEBUNK REPORTS THAT IT STORMED THE HOME OF THE CHIEF JUSTICE OF THE SUPREME COURT FOR A SEARCH
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, has debunked reports that it stormed the home of the Chief Judge of the Supreme Court, Justice Mary Odili, to execute a search.
On Friday, reports circulated online indicating that security operatives comprising the Nigeria Police Force and soldiers of the Nigerian Army stormed the Abuja home of Justice Mary Odili, a court of the Supreme Court, in an apparent attempt to search it.
Justice Odili is the wife of Peter Odili, a former two-term governor of Rivers State, who is currently being investigated by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC)
The Anti-Graft agency has however responded to the alleged invasion via a press statement issued by its Head, Media and Publicity, Wilson Uwujaren on Saturday.
The statement reads; "The attention of the has been drawn to claims in a section of the media that operatives of the Commission today, October 29, 2021 stormed the Maitama, Abuja home of a Judge of the Supreme Court, Justice Mary Odili, purportedly to execute a search.
"The Commission by this statement wishes to inform the public that the report is false as it did not carry out any operation at the home of Justice Odili.
If there was any such operation as claimed by the media, it was not carried out by the EFCC.
"The Commission enjoins the public to discountenance the report."
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