The Benue State has joined in condemning the attack on Judicial officers by the Federal Government.
This follows the recent invasion of the residence of Justice Mary Odili of the Supreme Court by agents believed to be those of the Federal Government.
The state Governor, Samuel Ortom, cautioned the Federal Government against what he described as “the continuous harassment” of judicial officers.
Governor Ortom, in a statement by his chief press Secretary Nathaniel Ikyuri, recalled that this is the second time agents of the state are invading the hallowed homes of top judicial officers for reasons that cannot be understood.
Like her colleagues, Governor Ortom stated that the siege on Justice Odili’s home, late Justice Sylvester Ngwuta and Justice Inyang Okoro, whom government agents also invaded their residences in the recent past, could be likened to the desecration of the judiciary.
“Justices of the Supreme Court could be easy targets for spurious allegations and subsequent invasion of their privacy without following due process; it is a clear indication that Nigeria is indeed heading in the wrong direction.
“He described Justice Odili as an unblemished Nigerian judicial officer who should not be brought into politically motivated battles.
“Instead of politicizing attacks on top judicial officers to embarrass and intimidate them into submitting to the whims of the Federal Government, FG should be ready to obey all court orders in line with the practice in saner democratic climes.”