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Police to arraign journalist, Immigration officer, banker, lawyer, a fake policeman and seven others for invasion of Justice Odili’s home

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All is now set for the arraignment of a journalist, Immigration officer, banker, lawyer, a fake policeman, and seven others for the invasion of Supreme Court Justice Mary Odili’s home

This follows the arrest by the Nigeria Police Force of a senior immigration officer, Abdullahi Usman, for his alleged role in the raid on the home of the second most senior judge in the country.

Altogether, about 15 suspects are expected to be taken to court this week in Abuja.

It would be recalled that the Nigeria police had earlier arrested 14 suspects who raided the home of Justice Mary Odili.

The invasion was according to the Nigeria Police was led by a fake Chief Superintendent of Police, Lawrence Ajojo, who claimed that he was engaged as a consultant by the Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami, SAN. Malami has refuted the claim.

However,  the soldiers who allegedly took part in the raid have yet to be arrested.

Confirming the development to Sunday Punch, the Force Public Relations Officer, Frank Mba, said approval had been given for all the suspects to be arraigned.

“Yes, it is true. An immigration officer was also arrested. Approval has been given for all suspects to be arraigned,” Mba said.

The home of Justice Odili on Imo River Crescent in the Maitama area of Abuja was raided on October 29, 2021, by some men claiming to be members of the Joint Panel Recovery unit of the Federal Ministry of Justice.

The men, including soldiers, embarked on the raid after obtaining a search warrant signed by a Chief Magistrate Court.

However, the court later revoked the search warrant, claiming to have been deceived by the panel.

After the fiasco, the police and arrested some of the persons involved. The police claimed the suspects were part of a crime syndicate known for doing such raids.

The team leader, one CSP Lawrence Ajodo, admitted that he was not a policeman but claimed he was a consultant for the AGF, Abubakar Malami, a claim the latter has denied.

About Charles Igbinidu

Charles Igbinidu is a Public Relations practitioner in Lagos, Nigeria

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