FG produces 15 suspected invaders of Justice Odili’s residence for arraignment
The Federal Government, on Wednesday, produced 15 suspected invaders of the Supreme Court Judge, Justice Mary Odili, for arraignment at the Federal High Court, Abuja.
The suspects were led into Court 11 by the operatives of the Nigerian Police Force from the Force Headquarters at about 1:40 pm where they will be arraigned before Justice Nkeonye Maha.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the Police High Command had, on Nov. 11, paraded 15 suspects over the invasion of the Abuja residence of a Supreme Court Justice, Mary Odili, describing them as impostors unknown to any of the nation’s security forces.
Parading the suspects at the Force Headquarters Annex, Abuja, Force spokesman, Frank Mba, said that the 14 suspects include a fake Chief Superintendent of Police (CSP) Lawrence Ajojo.
He said the suspects, and seven others at large, conspired to raid the residence following information that the Supreme Court justice was keeping a large sum of money in foreign currencies.
According to Mba, the seven suspects still at large include two soldiers.
He said the suspects involved in the criminal acts came from different professional backgrounds such as journalism, banking, law enforcement and law.
He said the syndicates, including one Stanley Nkwazema, a journalist, were loose canons and document forgers who were on their own and not hired by any personnel of the Ministry of Justice.
NAN reports that Justice Odili’s residence at 7, Imo Street, Maitama, Abuja, was, on Oct. 29, allegedly invaded by armed security operatives on the grounds of an alleged tip-off by a whistleblower, one Aliyu Umar, who claimed to have observed suspicious activities at the residence.