Former Kaduna Central Senator, Shehu Sani, has condemned the invasion of the residence of Supreme Court Justice, Mary Odili by security agents.
PlatinumPost reports that the home of Justice Odili located in the Maitama area of Abuja was raided by security operatives on Friday night.
Reacting to the development in a post on his verified Facebook page on Saturday, Sani said described the action as state enabled thuggery.
The Peoples Democratic Party chieftain, who doubles as rights activist said : “Government conscious of its reputation and mindful of its place in history will engage in raiding the homes of Supreme Court Justices without a deep thought of the moral implications of such a state enabled thuggery.”
PlatinumPost had earlier reported that security operatives had on Friday attempted to search the Justice’s residence following an illegal activities taking place in the building.
The magistrate, who issued the search warrant later withdrew it, saying he was misled.
The development comes five years after operatives of the State Security Service broke into the residences of over a dozen federal judges, including three of the Supreme Court at the time. Some of the judges have since died, with their family members saying their health deteriorated following the raids.
Justice Odili’s husband, Peter, who is a former Rivers governor, has been facing corruption charges raised by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission.
Earlier this week, a federal judge ordered the immediate return of his international passport, saying anti-graft prosecutors have failed to substantiate grounds for continuous seizure of the politician’s passport.