The Senate has mandated the Inspector General of Police, Usman Baba, to publish the outcome of his investigation into the invasion of the residence of Justice Mary Odili, a justice of the Supreme Court of Nigeria and wife to the former Rivers state governor, Sir Peter Odili.
This was made known during Tuesday’s plenary in a motion of urgent national importance sponsored by Senator Betty Apiafi (PDP, Rivers), who urged the Senate to condemned the invasion and commended the IGP for setting up an investigative panel.
Senator Apiafi, in her motion, expressed concern that eleven days after the invasion, details of the arrest by the Police in respect of the inaction are still sketchy.
Recall that, Security operatives had on October 29 invaded the Abuja residence of the justice, an action seen by many as affront on the judiciary arm of government.
The IGP had directed the Force Intelligence Bureau (FIB) to conduct a discreet investigation into the incident.
The Force public relations officer Mr. Frank Mba in a statement assured members of the Judiciary and Nigerians in general security.
The Upper Chamber also urged the Police Chief to make public the outcome of the investigation.
Senator Michael Opeyemi Bamidele (APC, Ekiti), who chairs the Committee on Judiciary, Human Rights and Legal Matters, said the parliament must ensure that all those responsible are brought to book.
The legislature, he said, should also ensure that government make efforts to protect judges and other judicial officers