KanyiDaily had reported how security operatives, who were made up of the Nigerian Army and officers of the Nigeria Police Force (NPF), 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.
In an order issued on Saturday, October 30, the Chief Magistrate of Wuse Zone 6 Magistrate Court in Abuja, Emmanuel Iyanna revoked the search warrant on Odili’s residence, saying that the court was misled by the Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami.
However, Malami in a statement on Saturday, denied his involvement in the raid, saying he would not stoop so low to associate himself with such a “nasty” court process (warrant).
The AGF stated that he was not in “any way connected with the fabrications and concocted lies linking him to the ensued imbroglio relating to news stories about the residence of a Justice of the Supreme Court, Justice Mary Odili.”
Wike Ask FG To Probe Raid On Justice Odili’s Residence
Speaking at a gathering of Rivers leaders in Abuja on Sunday, Governor Wike argued that it was insufficient for the Federal Government and its officials, particularly the Attorney General of the Federation to merely deny their involvement.
The governor gave the FG 48-hour to tell Nigerians what actually happened since the names of the police officer, the Chief Magistrate, and other key players in the sad episode were already in public domain.
Wike, who described the incident as an attempt on the lives of the ex-Governor, his wife and other members of his family, warned that his State and its people would hold the Federal Government responsible should anything untoward happens to any member of the family.
He said, “We are taking steps as a government and people of the state to see that this matter is concluded and find out who are those who are the perpetrators.
“We think that there is an attempt to assassinate Justice Mary Odili, the husband and members of the family, there are no two ways about it. If they had succeeded, all the Federal Government would have told us (is that) we will get to the bottom of the matter because that has always been the normal language.
“The issue here has nothing to do with the Attorney General, we are happy he said he is not aware. We said, okay since you are not aware, we are giving you 48 hours to tell us who is responsible.”
Governor Wike, who contended a responsible government ought not to have taken 24 hours to tell Nigerians what actually happened, said 48 hours is enough for the FG to unravel those behind the invasion of the judge’s residence.
He added, “We are telling the world if anything happens to the family of Dr Peter Odili, the Federal Government should be held accountable because they have shown that there is something they are about carrying out.
“If anything happens to my Lord, Justice Mary Odili, the husband and the children, the Federal Government should be held responsible. That is the position of the Rivers State government and Rivers people because enough is enough!”
While noting that it is not enough for the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) and the Department of State Services (DSS) to claim ignorance, Governor Wike questioned the group that secured a court order for the search warrant.
The supreme court justice is the wife of Peter Odili, a former governor of Rivers state, who is currently on the watchlist of the EFCC.
KanyiDaily had reported how a draft criminal charges detailed how Peter Odili plundered Rivers State’s $500million to set up Arik Air and buy media at AIT, Thisday, Newswatch, and Channels TV.