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We’ve arrested raiders of Justice Odili’s residence — IGP

The Inspector General of Police (IGP), Alkali Usman, has said that the raiders of the residence of Justice Mary Odili’s residence have been arrested.

Speaking during an interview at a two-day capacity building workshop for security operatives in Lagos and Ogun organised by the Assistant Inspector General (AIG) Zone Two, held at Victoria Island, Lagos, he 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”.

Recall that security operatives and personnel of the Economic Financial Crime Commission (EFCC) were reported to have raided the Supreme Court Justice’s home at No. 9, Imo Street, Maitama, Abuja on Friday with the claim of a search warrant.

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According to reports gathered by NewsWireNGR, the raid was part of investigations into her husband, Peter Odili, who is a former Governor of Rivers State.

Meanwhile, the EFCC has denied being part of the raid.

However, the search warrant earlier issued by the Abuja Magistrate court was granted to the Joint Panel Recovery unit of the Federal Ministry of Justice to search the home of the second most senior jurist of the apex court, after the Chief Justice of Nigeria, CJN, Justice Ibrahim Muhammad.

The panel comprises the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, the Nigeria Police Force and the Ministry of Justice.

Withdrawing the search warrant, Magistrate Emmanuel Iyanna said he was deceived to do so through misrepresentation of facts by two affidavits that were deposed to by a self-acclaimed whistleblower, Aliyu Umar, and a senior Police Officer, CSP Lawrence Ajodo.

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