A fake Chief Superintendent of Police, CSP Lawrence Ajodo, who was among those arrested for invading the Abuja residence of Justice Mary Odili of the Supreme Court, has confessed to being a consultant to the Attorney-General of the Federation (AGF), Abubakar Malami.
KanyiDaily had reported last week how security operatives made up of the Nigerian Army and police invaded the home of Justice Mary Odili in Abuja.
The security operatives, who identified themselves as members of a joint task force, came with a search warrant last Friday evening, saying that they received information on “illegal activities” going on in Mary Odili’s house.
It was gathered that the security operatives did not discover anything of interest in relation to the alleged illegal activities, and left after about an hour.
The Minister of Justice, AGF Abubakar Malami had denied his involvement in the raid, saying he would not stoop so low to associate himself with such a “nasty” court process (warrant).
On Thursday, the police announced that one fake Chief Superintendent of Police, CSP Lawrence Ajodo, and 13 other criminal suspects were arrested in connection with the unlawful invasion of Justice Odili’s house in Abuja.
While parading the suspects at the Force Headquarters Annex in Abuja, Ajodo said that he was a consultant of Malami but the AGF did not send them to carry out the invasion.
He said, “I am not an officer of the Nigeria Police Force but I am a consultant for the AGF; he did not send us on the raid on Mrs Odili’s house”
In a statement by his media aide, Umar Gwandu, AGF Malami described the confession of Ajodo as that of a “drowning man scavenging for a dying partner”, adding that he could not have stooped so low to engage a quack or fake Police officer as a consultant.
He said, “The attention of the Office of the Honourable Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice has been drawn to a confession of a suspect during interrogation in the investigation of the recent invasion of the residence of the highly respected Justice of the Supreme Court; Justice Mary Peter Odili.
“With all the competent, high-level professionals and capable human resources available at the disposal of the honourable attorney-general of the federation and minister of justice, it only takes the imagination of the evil minds to assume or think that the honourable attorney-general of the federation and minister of justice will descend so low to engaging a quack or fake police officer to serve as his consultant.”
“This is a case of a drowning man scavenging for a dying partner. We are happy to note that investigation has commenced to unravel the circumstances and personalities behind the invasion and sponsored campaign of calumny against the honourable attorney-general of the federation and minister of justice.”
While challenging the suspect to present evidence, Malami said the investigation will reveal “those dragging his personality, his name and his exalted office in the dirty politics of disrepute”.
He said, “We asked the suspect to present documents of engagements where he worked as a consultant to the attorney-general of the federation and minister of justice, whether in past or now.
“Consultant for what? Which activity or assignment? When was he engaged? What were the terms of references for the alleged consultancy service? When was he engaged? Where was he engaged? Which worked has he executed for the honourable attorney-general of the federation and the ministry of justice? For what duration? And for how much?
“We boldly and unequivocally challenge the fake consultant/police officer to come out with answers or responses to these questions to the general public.
“The honourable attorney-general of the federation and minister of justice superintends over and respects the rule of law and will not do anything to undermine the sanctity of his office and that entire judiciary and justice sector.”
KanyiDaily recalls that River State Governor, Nyesom Wike had given the Federal Government a 48-hour ultimatum to probe those behind the invasion of Justice Mary Odili’s residence.