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EFCC denies raiding Justice Mary Odili’s Home

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has denied conducting any operation in the Maitama, Abuja, home of a judge of the Supreme Court, Justice Mary Odili. But while the anti-graft agency denies an invasion, Security operatives, on Friday, conducted a search on the home of Mary Odili, a justice of the supreme court, in Abuja and as at the time of filing this story the personnel are still in her home sources tell NewsWireNGR.

There were reports that operatives of the commission went to the judge’s home to execute a search warrant as part of an investigation of her husband, Dr. Peter Odili, who is a former Governor of Rivers State.

But a statement issued by the EFCC denied executing any search warrant at the residence of Justice Odili.

“The attention of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, 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”, the statement signed by Spokesman of the commission, Mr Wilson Uwujaren, said.

In September, Odili sued the Nigeria Immigration Service for seizing his passport at the airport. The immigration service however said it acted on EFCC’s request as part of a probe of the former governor. Justice Inyang Ekwo, however, ordered NIS to release the passport to Odili.

A High Court had in 2007 barred the antigraft commission from investigating or prosecuting Odili.

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