EFCC denies searching Justice Mary Odili’s house

Justice Mary Odili

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has denied searching the Maitama, Abuja home of Supreme Court judge Justice Mary Odili.

Odili is the wife of former Rivers State governor Peter Odili who is currently under investigation for alleged fraud. She is also the second most senior judge at the apex court.

Reports had said EFCC operatives were accompanied by policemen to execute the search warrant on Friday.

However, EFCC spokesman Wilson Uwujaren said in a statement that the news was false.

“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 statement read.