Human Rights lawyer, Mike Ozekhome has said that the alleged raid on Justice Mary Odili’s home by operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) was politically motivated to embarrass the Supreme Court judge.
Ozekhome, who visited Odili after the incident, also said the raid was designed to embarrass the judge’s husband, Peter Odili, who is on the watchlist of the EFCC.
Odili, who is a chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) was the governor of Rivers State from 1999 to 2007.
According to Ozekhome, Justice Odili did not resist the raid on her home.
“She didn’t resist any search. I believe that they themselves would have found that they were committing terrible hara-kiri, that is, giving them the benefit of the doubt,”
“The other theory which is also as powerful is that it is politically motivated, deliberately contrived as artifice and designed to embarrass this cerebral justice of the supreme court and to embarrass her husband,” he said.
The lawyer also deduced that the raid could have been designed to rake up issues ahead of the PDP’s convention to demoralise the delegates for the convention.