The Nigeria Supreme Court has reacted to the raid on Justice Mary Odili’s home by Security Operatives last Friday.
In a statement seen by POLITICS NIGERIA, signed by its Director, Press and Information, Festus Akande, the apex court disclosed that the raid appeared like “a mission to kill or maim her.
The statement read in part: “We are alarmed with the news of the unwarranted and despicable raid on the official residence of one of our senior justices in the Supreme Court, Hon. Justice Mary Peter Odili, JSC, CFR on Friday October 29, 2021 in a Gestapo manner that unfortunately depicted a gory picture of war by some armed persons suspected to be security operatives representing different agencies of government, who seemed to have come to kill and maim their target under the guise of undertaking a search whose warrant was questionable and baseless.”
“We are deeply saddened and taken aback by this uncivilized and shameful show of primitive force on an innocent judicial officer that has so far spent several years of her productive life serving the country she calls her own.”
The statement continued : “The apex court said the judiciary being the third arm of the government of the Federal Republic of Nigeria “should be respected and treated as such”
“We have had a full dosage of this fusillade of unwarranted and unprovoked attacks on our judicial officers and even facilities across the country and we say it loudly now that enough is enough.”