FIDA Nigeria Condemns Invasion Of Property, Privacy Of Justice Odili

"FIDA Nigeria condemns in totality the recent bombardment and invasion of the privacy of Hon Justice Mary Odili, JSC at her premises in Abuja by persons identified as EFCC operatives and other security operatives working under the guise of carrying out an ‘investigation’."

FIDA Nigeria Condemns Invasion Of Property, Privacy Of Justice Odili

FIDA Nigeria on Sunday condemned the illegal invasion of property and privacy of Hon Justice Mary Odili, JSC by so-called operatives.

This condemnation was contained in a statement signed by the Country Vice President/National President FIDA Nigeria, Rhoda Prevail Tyoden, made available to The Metro Lawyer (TML).

According to the FIDA President, this mischievous and callous behaviour of carrying out illegal operations based on personal whims and caprices, in itself, goes to show how insecure we are in this country.

Tyoden reminded that FIDA will not fail to throw her weight and amplify her voice against all forms of infringement of the rights of a respected and hardworking jurist of our nation.

The statement reads in full:

FIDA Nigeria condemns in totality the recent bombardment and invasion of the privacy of Hon Justice Mary Odili, JSC at her premises in Abuja by persons identified as EFCC operatives and other security operatives working under the guise of carrying out an ‘investigation’.

Subsequent events and inquiries have shown no clarity as to their intent and purpose particularly being that the search warrant they operated under was reported cancelled having been obtained under false information.

Although the EFCC and other government establishments are denying involvement, this itself is worrisome and goes to show how insecure we are in this country.

FIDA strongly objects to the mischievous and callous behaviour of the so-called ‘operatives’ carrying out illegal operations based on personal whims and caprices.

Furthermore, the repeated and continuous harassment of the highly distinguished person of Hon Justice Mary Odili JSC, a notable and reputable member of the Judiciary, the threat to her life and property, and the infringement of her privacy cannot be condoned or tolerated.

Besides her privacy rights as a citizen of Nigeria, which have been breached, we must collectively also rise to protect the doctrine of separation of powers and independence of the judiciary, (a third arm of government) which must not be compromised in any shape or form.

We demand a thorough investigation into this matter and the exposure and punishment of the culprits involved; in addition to an unreserved apology to the Honorable Justice of the Supreme Court, (the highest court in the land) who has served this country most meritoriously.

FIDA NIGERIA obligates to throw her weight and amplify her voice against all forms of infringement of the rights of a respected and hardworking jurist of our nation.

Rhoda Prevail Tyoden
Country Vice President/National President FIDA Nigeria

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