The Inspector General of Police, IGP Usman Alkali Baba, has ordered detailed investigation into the reported invasion of the Abuja residence of Justice Mary Odili, an incident that occurred on Friday, 29th October, 2021.
A statement signed by Frank Mba, Force Public Relations Officer, Force Headquarters, Abuja, went thus:
“The IGP, who noted that the leadership of the Force is not aware and did not at any time order Police operatives to carry out such assignment, described the reported violation of the sanctity of the residence of the Justice of the Supreme Court as unfortunate and unacceptable.
“Consequently, he has directed the Force Intelligence Bureau (FIB) to conduct a discreet 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, he has directed the Commissioner of Police, Federal Capital Territory (FCT) to strengthen security around the street and residence of Her Lordship, Justice Mary Odili to ensure her safety and also to prevent a reoccurrence of the unfortunate incident.
“He assured that the details of Police investigations would be made public on conclusion of investigations.”