Invasion of Justice Odili’s home,: Police nab perpetrators – IGP

The Inspector-General of Police (IG), Alkali Usman, disclosed on Tuesdsy that those behind the raid on the residence of Supreme Court judge, Justice Mary Odili, have been arrested.

The IGP made this known during an interview at a two-day capacity building workshop for security operatives in Lagos and Ogun organised by the Assistant Inspector General (AIG) Zone Two, held at Victoria Island, Lagos.

Justice Odili’s residence was invaded on Friday night by armed security operatives for reasons yet to be ascertained.

The Attorney General of the Federation (AGF), Abubarkar Malami (SAN), Department of State Services (DSS) and Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) all denied any involvement in the invasion which attracted widespread condemnation.

The IG had on Monday disclosed that an investigation into the incident had commenced and assured that the perpetrators would be fished out and brought to justice.

Speaking during the interview, the IGP said  “I have taken my time not to speak quickly on this issue to ensure that when I speak, I am able to give Nigerians information on what transpired or what has been done. 

“To the best of my knowledge, we have been able to arrest the perpetrators and we are investigating the circumstances surrounding the invasion or siege on the judge’s residence.”

Reacting to the attack on the University of Abuja (UNIABUJA), this morning, Usman added “we have information that bandits attacked the University of Abuja and six persons were kidnapped. The police and other security agencies including the military are working to ensure the safe rescue of the victims”.



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