Security operatives are currently at the Abuja residence of Justice Mary Odili, a Supreme Court judge. Justice Odili who is the wife of Peter Odili, a former governor of Rivers State, is currently the second most senior judge at the apex court.
According to African Independent Television, the security operatives have been identified as police personnel.
It is unclear why security operatives are at judge’s residence but her husband has been under the radar in recent times. His passport was recently seized by the Nigerian Immigration Service.
There are reports that the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission are at the ones behind the raid on Odili’s residence but the commission had denied this.
In a statement on Friday night, Wilson Uwujaren, EFCC spokesman, distanced the agency from the raid.
“The attention of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, has been drawn to claims in a section of the media that operatives of the Commission today, October 29, 2021 stormed the Maitama, Abuja home of a Judge of the Supreme Court, Justice Mary Odili, purportedly to execute a search.”
“The Commission by this statement wishes to inform the public that the report is false as it did not carry out any operation at the home of Justice Odili. If there was any such operation as claimed by the media, it was not carried out by the EFCC.
“The Commission enjoins the public to discountenance the report.”