Invasion of the residence of Justice Odili: Call for heavy punishment for perpetrators


Justice Mary Odili

By Aare Afe Babalola

LAST WEEK, there was a nationwide media report of the invasion of the residence of Honourable Justice Mary Peter-Odili consequent upon a Search Warrant issued by an FCT Chief Magistrate on the basis of what was described as “illegal activities suspected to prove (sic) to crime at No. 9, Imo Street, Maitama, Abuja”.

Though it was later found, after the invasion, that the Search Warrant neither contained the details or the name of the person carrying out the alleged “illegal activities”, nor did it contain the actual address of the nation’s second highest ranking judicial officer whose premises was, pursuant to the said Warrant, unlawfully invaded.

This invasion is unfortunately reflective of the general attitude of law enforcement agencies in undermining the judiciary and its officers; and one requires urgent inquisition from the authorities.

While the details surrounding the issuance of the Search Warrant which formed the basis of…

Source: Vanguard Newspaper

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