Odili Invasion: Police IG orders investigation

Usman Baba, the Inspector General of Police (IGP) has ordered investigation into the raid of Supreme Court Justice Mary Odili residence last week.

The Abuja home of the jurist was invaded by security agents. While the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has distanced itself from the operation, the office of the Attorney General of the Federation (AGF) Abubakar Malami denied involvement despite court-filings indicting the duo.

In a statement on Monday, the police boss ordered investigation to unravel the mysterious operation he said was unacceptable.

“Consequently, the IGP has directed the Force Intelligence Bureau (FIB) to conduct a discrete investigation into the incident. He assured the commitment of the Force to the safety and security of the members of the Judiciary and Nigerians in general,” reads a statement from police spokesman Frank Mba. “He further called for calm, promising that the Force will do all within its powers to unravel the perpetrators and motives behind the breach with a view to bringing all indicted persons to book.

“The IGP has directed the commissioner of police, Federal Capital Territory (FCT) to strengthen security around the street and residence of Her Lordship, Justice Mary Odili JSC to ensure her safety and also to prevent a recurrence of the unfortunate incident.

“The IGP assured that the details of Police investigations would be made public on conclusion of investigations.”