Mary Odili:  Police arrests some operatives fingered in siege.

Written by on November 3, 2021

The Inspector-General Alkali Usman has announced that some operatives who laid siege to the Abuja residence of Supreme Court Justice Mary Odili have been arrested.

The Police Boss neither gave the number of those arrested nor their organisations but he said the circumstances surrounding the incident were being investigated.

In his first comment on the incident, Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN) Ibrahim Muhammad warned that the Judiciary under his watch would no longer tolerate any form of indignity from other arms of government.

Also condemning the siege, the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) through its spokesman, Kola Ologbondiyan, demanded a proper probe.

Also the Supreme Court in a statement by its Director of Information, Dr. Festus Akande, warned that the judiciary should not be misconstrued by anyone or institution of government as the weeping child among the arms of government noting that the impunity was taken too far.

In the meantime, the Body of Senior Advocates of Nigeria, held a meeting behind closed doors, with the Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, over the siege on the home of Justice Mary Odili, last week Friday.

Speaking on behalf of the SANs at the Federal Ministry of Justice Abuja, shortly after the meeting, Adegboyega Awomolo, said they were concerned about the incident, insisting that government must unearth those behind what he termed a national embarrassment.

The AGF through his Special Assistant, Umar Gwandu, however, exonerated himself of any wrongdoing saying he was not involved in the incident.

According to him, the relevant agencies have been contacted to carry out a thorough investigation into the matter.

Seun Fakorede

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