- James Ogidan
The Nigeria Police Force has paraded a group of 15 suspects, including a senior immigration officer, Abdullahi Usman, journalist, banker, lawyer, a fake policeman and seven others who allegedly posed as security personnel and raided over justice Mary Odili residence.
Uniosun communicator learnt that the force Public Relations Officer, CP Frank Mba who paraded the suspects at Force Criminal Investigations Department, said one of them is a fake Chief Superintendent of Police, (CSP Lawrence Ajojo) while seven (7) others who are still at large conspired to raid the residence following information that the Supreme Court Justice was keeping a large sum of money in foreign currencies.
However, our correspondent learnt that the soldiers who allegedly took part in the raid have yet to be arrested.
Mba said approval had been given for all the suspects to be arraigned noting that, “Yes, it is true. An immigration officer was also arrested. Approval has been given for all suspects to be arraigned.”
Recall that scores of security operatives had invaded the residence of Supreme Court Justice, Mary Odili’s Maitama residence on the grounds of alleged tip-off by a whistleblower, one Aliyu Umar, who claimed to have observed suspicious activities at the Supreme Court Justice’s residence Consequently, an order by Chief Magistrate Emmanuel Iyanna, was said to have approved the search warrant by a body identified as the Joint Panel Recovery unit in the Ministry of Justice, on October 29, 2021, leading to the invasion of Justice Odili’s home.
The magistrate later revoked the order, saying he was misled while the Police and other security agencies also said they were not aware of the raid.