Finally, Police Dock Invaders of Justice Mary Odili’s house
The Inspector General of Police IGP on Wednesday evening arraigned 15 suspects believed to have participated in the October 29 invasion of the Abuja residence of a Supreme Court Justice, Mary Peter Odili.
Our correspondent noted that the defendants comprised two senior lawyers, Alex Onyekuru and Igwe Ernest as well as a senior journalist Mr Stanley Nkwazema as well as a house wife Hajia Memunat Maisanu.
They were put on trial on 18-count charges at the federal high court in Abuja.
All the defendants who were brought to court under heavy security by police operatives however denied all the charges slammed on them.
The defendants are Adjodo Lawrence, Michael Diete-Spiff, Barrister Alex Onyekuru, Bayero Lawal (AKA Director of EFCC), Barrister Igwe Ernest, Aliyu Umar Ibrahim, Hajiya Maimuna Maishanu and Dr. Ayodele Akindipe (AKA Herbalist).
The rest are Yusuf Adamu (AKA Godson to Chief Peter Odili), Bashir Musa, Assistany Supsrintendent of Police ASP, Mohammed Yahaya, Stanley Nkwazema, Shehu Jibo, Abdullahi Adamu and Abdullahi Usman.
Other suspects are said to be on the run
At the time of this report, the defendants through their respective lawyers are battling with bail applications before Justice Nkeonye Evelyn Maha who took their plea.
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