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Ohanaeze demand FG apology over Justice Odili’s home siege

 Ohanaeze demand FG apology over Justice Odili’s home siege 

Apex Igbo socio-cultural organisation, Ohanaeze Ndigbo Worldwide, has called on the Federal Government to apologise to Nigerians for the invasion of the privacy of Justice Mary Odili, Justice of the Supreme Court.

Ohanaeze, which condemned the invasion, said it was pained that Nigeria was in the news, most of the time, for the wrong reasons.

The organisation said it was ethically reprehensible and globally unacceptable for the executive to invade the home of a senior member of the judicial arm of the government in this case a Supreme Court Judge.

In a statement by its spokesman, Alex Ogbonnia on Monday, Ohanaeze said: “It is simply a mockery on democracy and a foul miasma on the image of Nigeria.

“The siege on her home is an assault on several institutions; womanhood, judiciary, democracy, rule of law, civil society and indeed all facets of humanity”.

Ohanaeze Ndigbo demanded that an unreserved apology should be rendered to the highly revered Justice of the Supreme Court and an assurance that such an embarrassment would never be contemplated.

The statement reads: “Ohanaeze Ndigbo Worldwide led by Ambassador Professor Obiozor advises the relevant authorities that part of the roles of any person recruited by the government for any position whatsoever includes the protection of the image of the chief executive at all times. It is regrettable that officers in federal government often over reach themselves thereby lending the presidency and indeed Nigeria a bad name in the comity of nations.

“Justice Mary Odili is one of the few Judges in Nigeria with clean and intimidating credentials. All the schools she attended still post her brilliant performances.

“In spite of her distinctive background as the daughter of a prominent lawyer and traditional ruler, she has remained humble and hardworking; an upright moral edifice who resisted all the lucre that the Office of the First Lady provided during the 8 years the husband, Dr. Peter Odili, served as the governor of Rivers State”.



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