EFCC, DSS deny raid on Mary Odili’s residence

Factual Pursuit of Truth for Progress

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has denied invading the home of Mary Odili, a Justice of the Nigerian Supreme Court in Abuja.

Also, the Department of State Security (DSS) also denied that its operatives had carried out the raid.

Following reports that her Abuja home was raided by armed operatives, both the EFCC and the DSS were accused in different reports

But in a statement on Friday night by EFCC’s spokesperson, Wilson Uwujaren, the agency said, “The (media) report is false as it did not carry out any operation at the home of Justice Odili.”

“If there was any such operation as claimed by the media, it was not carried out by the EFCC,” the statement added.

In the statement titled, ‘EFCC Did Not Carry Out Any Operation in Justice Odili’s Home,’ the anti-graft commission urged the public to disregard the report.

The apex court judge is the wife of Peter Odili, a former governor of Rivers State, who has been having a running battle with the anti-graft agency.

Recently, the Federal High Court in Abuja, restrained the EFCC and other security agencies in country from arresting or prosecuting Mr Odili on account of his stewardship as governor of Rivers State between 1999 and 2007.

The court’s orders followed a suit that was instituted by Mr Odili against the Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) for impounding his international passport upon his return to Nigeria from the United Kingdom in June this year.

The NIS in its defence had informed the presiding judge that it seized Mr Odili’s travelling documents based on a request by the EFCC.


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