The Standup for Women Society, SWS, demands unreserved apology from the federal government of Nigeria for invading Justice Mary Odili’s Residence in Abuje, Nigeria
The President, SWS, Ijadele-Adetona, Esq. while speaking to journalists in Abuja, noted that the invasion by the security agencies and anti graft agency in whatever guise was totally unacceptable, unnecessary and highly condemnable.
She disclosed that the continuous onslaught by the Federal Government on Judges and by extension her constituency especially to a female Judge was the height of impunity and demands an unreserved written apology to Justice Mary Odili
Barr. Ijadele-Adeyon, emphasized that in such a situation where no one was claiming responsibility nor explaining to the public who was responsible for such a dastardly act of rascality and impunity, was worrisome
She noted that It is more worrisome that the rationale for the raid on Hon Justice Mary Peter Odili’s residence has not been explained or justified, therefore, by implication and interpretation, its an attack on her for being a *WOMAN, to intimidate and ridicule her.
The President while deepening her Media conversation, said that the charade left bitter bile in the mouths of SWS members across the country.
Her words,” the revoked warrant of search to a wrong address, that read no. 7 Imo River Street Maitama but they went to no. 9 Imo River Street, Maitama, Justice Odili residence. Or is it the case of the ID card of the Police Officer who led the operation that was signed by Malami.”
Lib. Ijadele-Adetona declared that an injury to one Woman is an injury to all Women, just as she joined in the calls by Rivers State Governor Barr Nyesom Wike, and Barr Mike Ozekhome, in demanding justice for Justice Mary Odili.
“We want to believe that it was a mistake as the state players claimed, but let it be on record that SWS will not fold it’s arms and watch any form of attempt to end Justice Odili career the same way the state players did with Onnoghen and others. We will arise and move.”
SWS noted that though the Attorney General of the federation and Minister of Justice Malami had denied involvement in the siege on Justice Odili’s residence claiming that they were not fooled.
“48 hour after the raid, rationale and explanation for the action is still scarce and far in-between as to the rationale for the reckless display at the residence of the second most senior judicial officer in Nigeria.”
Synchronizing the demand of SWS, Mrs. Stella Macaulay, the Delta State Coordinator, noted that justice must take its course.