POLICE TO ARRAIGN JUSTICE ODILI HOME INVADERS ON THURSDAY
The Nigeria Police Force has said the Fifteen suspects who were arrested in connection to the raid of Supreme Court Justice, Mary Odili Abuja home will be arraigned in Court on Thursday.
The Force Public Relations Officer, Frank Mba, yesterday said charges have been filed before a Federal High Court in Abuja.
Some of the suspects to be docked include a Senior immigration officer, Abdullahi Usman, a journalist, a banker, a lawyer, a fake policeman, and seven others.
The Abuja home of Justice Odili was raided on October 29 by some men who claimed to be members of the Joint Panel Recovery unit of the Federal Ministry of Justice.
Recall that the Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), on Wednesday, described the invasion as completely embarrassing. Speaking at an event to mark the 2021/2022 legal year of the supreme court, the CJN said the judiciary’s silence “Should never be mistaken for stupidity or weakness”.
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”. On a very sad note, I must say, we were jolted with embarrassing news of the invasion of the official residence of honourable justice Mary Peter Odili on Friday, October 29, by men suspected to be security operatives, acting on a search warrant."
“The said warrant was purportedly obtained from an Abuja magistrate court under questionable circumstances. I must make it known to all and sundry that we have had enough dosage of such embarrassment and harassment of our judicial officers across the country and we can no longer take any of such shenanigans", the CJN warned.
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