We've Arrested Operatives Behind Invasion Of Justice Odili's Home - IG Alkali - THE DAILY CRUCIBLE

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Tuesday, November 2, 2021

We've Arrested Operatives Behind Invasion Of Justice Odili's Home - IG Alkali


                          • Justice Odili



The Daily Crucible | Published Wednesday, November 3, 2021

The Inspector General of Police (IG) Alkali Usman has disclosed that operatives who invaded the residence of Supreme Court judge, Justice Mary Odili have been arrested.

Alkali disclosed this during an interview at a two-day capacity building workshop for security operatives in Lagos and Ogun States respectively. 

The workshop was organised by the Assistant Inspector General (AIG) Zone Two, held at Victoria Island, Lagos.

The Daily Crucible reports earlier that 
security operatives conducted a search on the home of Mary Odili, a justice of the supreme court, in Abuja on Friday night 

The reasons for the invasion has since remained a mystery.

The supreme court justice is the wife of former governor of Rivers state, Peter Odili.

Her husband, Dr Odili, is currently on the watchlist of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).

It was learnt that the security operatives identified themselves as members of a joint task force stormed the residence over alleged illegal activities.

They  came with a search warrant, said they received information on “illegal activities” going on in the house.

However, the Attorney General of the Federation (AGF), Abubarkar Malami (SAN), Department of State Services (DSS) and Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) had separately denied any involvement in the invasion which touched -  off widespread condemnations.

It was learnt that the public outcry, the IG disclosed on Monday that an investigation into the incident had commenced and assured the perpetrators would be fished out and brought to justice.

Giving updates on the case, Usman said: “I have taken my time not to speak quickly on this issue to ensure that when I speak, I am able to give Nigerians information on what transpired or what has been done. To the best of my knowledge, we have been able to arrest the perpetrators and we are investigating the circumstances surrounding the invasion or siege on the judge’s residence.”

On the wee-hour attack at University of Abuja (UNIABUJA), Usman said the police and other security agencies were working to ensure the safe rescue of the six persons kidnapped.

“We have information that bandits attacked the University of Abuja and six persons were kidnapped. The police and other security agencies including the military are working to ensure the safe rescue of the victims,” he said.

The IG also dismissed reports that suspended Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCP) Abba Kyari has been recalled as he assured of adequate security in the forthcoming governorship elections in Anambra State.

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