Senate Condemns Justice Mary Odili’s Home Invasion

The raid on Supreme Court Justice, Mary Odili’s home by security operatives has been condemned by the Nigerian Senate.

This comes after Senator Betty Apiafi who represents Rivers west, talked about it to her colleagues. According to Apiafi, there hasn’t been any arrest after the invasion and no results from investigations has been publicized.

 

She said;

“There is no information on the arrest said to be made.”

The Chairman of the committee on judiciary, Opeyemi Bamidele said that those found guilty should be punished.

Bamidele said;

“No one was at ease with what has happened. The government should take appropriate steps to ensure that those culpable are brought to book,” Bamidele said.

“There is need to protect the sanctity of the judiciary.”

Senator Thompson Sekibo, who represents River north-east, added to Senator Apiafi’s motion by insisting that the invasion findings be made public.

Sekibo said;

“A couple of months ago, Justice Mary Odili’s residence was also invaded. Several reasons were given for that. Again her house in Abuja was also invaded. They claimed to have brought a warrant in Abuja.

“There was a claim that the minister of justice was aware of it but he denied. The IGP said he has done some arrest and they are investigating the matter.

“Most times we hear of investigation and we don’t see the result. Fear is one of the causes of death.

“Let them make the investigation public. Let us also pray that this does not cause fear to Mary Odili and other judges.”

Senator Thompson Sekibo, who represents River north-east, added to Senator Apiafi’s motion by insisting that the invasion findings be made public.

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The IGP was subsequently ordered by the national assembly’s upper chamber to ensure that the findings of the investigation into the incident were made public as soon as it arrives.

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