The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has refuted media reports that its operatives invaded the Abuja home of Supreme Court Judge, Justice Mary Odili.
We learnt that some security operatives on Friday afternoon reportedly stormed the Maitama home of the Supreme Court Judge in Abuja.
The operatives were said to have gone to the judge’s home to execute a search warrant as part of investigations into her husband, Peter Odili, who is a former Governor of Rivers State.
The security operatives, who were made up of soldiers and officers of the Nigeria Police Force (NPF), were identified as members of a Joint Task Force.
The security operatives, who came with a search warrant, were said they received information on “illegal activities” going on in the house.
Some sections of the media reported that the raid was carried out by EFCC operatives but in a statement by its spokesman, Wilson Uwujaren, the anti-graft agency described the raid reports by its operatives as false as it did not carry out any operation at the home of Justice Odili.
The statement reads: “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.
“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.”