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EFCC operatives storm Supreme Court Justie Mary Odili’s home as probe of husband, Dr Peter Odili broadens

Operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on Friday stormed the Maitama, Abuja residence of Supreme Court Judge, Justice Mary Odili.

Sources confirmed that the EFCC operatives were accompanied by armed Policemen and that they went to Justice Odili’s home to execute a search warrant as part of investigations into her husband, Dr Peter Odili, who Governor of Rivers State from 1999 to 2007.

Dr Odili had obtained a perpetual injunction from a Federal High Court in 2007 which barred the EFCC from investigating or prosecuting him.

In 2020, he approached a Federal High Court again to get another injunction to stop an impending probe.

Last month, the former Governor sued the Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) for seizing his passport at the airport.

In its response, however, the NIS said it was the EFCC that asked it to seize Odili’s passport as part of a probe.

Justice Inyang Ekwo, however, ordered the NIS to release the passport to Odili immediately.

Sources said that Justice Odili, who is one of the most senior Justices of the Supreme Court, was upset about the invasion of EFCC to search her home.

According to the source, “EFCC operatives armed with a search warrant stormed Justice Odili’s home today, claiming to be investigating her husband. Justice Odili insisted that it was her personal house and not her husband’s own. As I speak to you, the operatives are still there, insisting that they search the house.”

Officials of the EFCC are yet to respond to inquiries on the invasion of the Supreme Court Justice’s residence.

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