Army, Police search residence of Supreme Court Justice, Mary Odili on Friday night.

Several Police officers and Soldiers on Friday night searched the residence of Supreme Court Justice, Mary Odili.

It was gathered that the home has been surrounded by security operatives who identified themselves as members of a joint task force.

Giving reasons for the raid, the security operatives reportedly claimed that they were acting on information about “illegal activities” going on in the house.

The operation took place in the night and visibility was poor.

Video footage shows that heavy security presence in the property.

This development is contrary to reports that EFCC operatives were responsible for the raid. In a swift response, the anti-graft commission in a statement through its spokesperson, Wilson Uwujaren denied ever visiting the Judge’s residence.

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has reacted to media reports that its operatives raided the Abuja residence of Supreme Court Justice Mary Odili.

Mrs. Odili place of abode was reportedly being raided Friday evening with its agents attempting to break in.

But in a statement by Wilson Uwajaren, its spokesman, the anti-graft agency denied involvement in such operation.

“The attention of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, has been drawn to claims in a section of the media that operatives of the Commission today, October 29, 2021 stormed the Maitama, Abuja home of a Judge of the Supreme Court, Justice Mary Odili, purportedly to execute a search,” Mr Uwajaren claimed. “The Commission by this statement wishes to inform the public that the 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 Commission enjoins the public to discountenance the report.”

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