The residence of Supreme Court Justice Mary Odili was visited by armed operatives from the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission.
On Friday evening, the operatives arrived at Mrs Odili’s Abuja home and attempted to break in immediately.
The judge resisted the operatives’ attempts to raid her home immediately and vehemently, claiming she had no business with them.
“She told them to go meet her husband because she doesn’t have any business with them,” our source said on the condition of anonymity because they didn’t have permission to speak about an ongoing operation. Over 50 operatives are said to be involved in the operation, which includes armed cops.
The EFCC has brought corruption charges against Peter Odili, the Supreme Court judge’s husband and former Rivers governor.
A federal judge ordered the politician’s international passport to be returned immediately earlier this week, claiming that anti-graft prosecutors had failed to prove grounds for the passport’s continued seizure.
Officials couldn’t say whether the ongoing standoff at Mrs Odili’s home was related to her husband’s case right away.
The news comes five years after State Security Service operatives broke into the homes of more than a dozen federal judges, including three Supreme Court justices. Some of the judges have died since the raids, and their family members’ health has deteriorated.
The calls and messages to the EFCC for comment were unsuccessful.
Credit : Gazette