The Inspector-General of Police, IGP Usman Alkali Baba, has ordered detailed investigations into the reported invasion of the Abuja residence of Supreme Court Judge Justice Mary Odili.
This is according to the Force Public Relations Officer, Frank Mba, in a statement issued on Monday.
Armed men suspected to be security operatives on Friday, October 29, 2021, invaded the home of Justice Odili flaunting a search warrant from a Magistrate court.
Reacting to the incident, which had drawn wide condemnation across the country, the police force in the statement said the IGP did not order the operation.
“The leadership of the Force is not aware and did not at any time order Police operatives to carry out such assignment, describing the reported violation of the sanctity of the residence of the Justice of the Supreme Court as unfortunate and 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.
“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.
“Meanwhile, the IGP has directed the Commissioner of Police, Federal Capital Territory (FCT) to strengthen the security around the street and residence of Her Lordship, Justice Mary Odili JSC, to guarantee her safety and also to prevent a reoccurrence of the unfortunate incident,” the statement reads.