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Just In: EFCC operatives raid Supreme Court judge’s home, Mary Odili

Operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission on Friday stormed the Maitama home of Supreme Court Judge, Justice Mary Odili, in Abuja.

 Multiple sources confirm to NewsWireNGR that, the operatives who were accompanied by policemen, went to the judge’s home to execute a search warrant as part of investigations into her husband, Peter Odili, who is a former Governor of Rivers State.

This is not the first tim security operatives are breaking into the homes of Nigerian judges since Muhammadu Buhari took over power, in 2016, NewsWireNGR recalls that, operatives of the? Department of State Service (DSS) invaded residences of some judges in Abuja, Port Harcourt and Gombe in a bid to arrest them.

The crack down was said to have began in Gombe State with the arrest of Justice Muazu Pindigi who presided over the Rivers State election tribunal? – the Abuja homes of two Supreme Court Justices, Walter Onnoghen and Sylvester Ngwuta were also invaded.

Odili, who was governor from 1999 to 2007, obtained a perpetual injunction from a Federal High Court in 2007 which barred the EFCC from investigating or prosecuting him.

In 2020, he approached a Federal High Court again to get another injunction to stop an impending probe.

Meanwhile, Nyesom Wike, governor of Rivers state, has arrived at the home of Mary Odili, a justice of the supreme court following the raid.

The governor arrived minutes after army and police operatives stormed the home of the supreme court justice.

The supreme court judge is the husband of Peter Odili, former governor of Rivers, who is currently on the watch-list of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).

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