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Justice Odili: NBA asks FG to immediately set up probe panel

The Nigeria Bar Association (NBA) Special Investigation Panel (SPIDEL) probing the unauthorised invasion of the home of a sitting Justice of the Supreme Court of Nigeria, Justice Mary Peter-Odili has called on the Federal Government to set up an investigative panel to unravel those who ordered the invasion of the family house of Her Lordship.

The Chairman of NBA panel, Barrister Monday Ubani also called for stiffer punishment to be meted out to everyone involved in the “fake raid” to serve as a deterrent to those who may wish to embark on such missions in the future.

Speaking on Channels Television breakfast programme ‘Sunrise Daily’ on Monday Ubani argued that it will not be a bad idea if President Muhammadu Buhari sets up a panel to unearthing why the “so-called rogue elements” invaded the home of Justice Odili.

According to him: “NBA is calling for an Independent Investigative Panel to be set up by the Federal Government to get to the root of the invasion of the house of Justice Mary Peter-Odili because if this case is swept under the carpet who knows the next victim of the criminal elements”.

Ubani whose panel was set up by the National President of NBA, Olumide Akpata to probe the invasion of the home of Justice Odili, revealed that the panel will work with relevant bodies to unmask the planners and executors of the plot to embarrass the highly respected Supreme Court Justice.

He said: “SPIDEL will work with the National Assembly (NASS) to unravel who authorized the invasion of Justice Mary Peter-Odili. NBA President has stated it clearly that the least our Association is demanding is to told who authorized the raid in the house of Justice Odili by the so-called fake operatives”.

He insisted that it is not enough for the security agencies and individuals named to brand those caught in the act as fake operatives, pointing out that NBA will dig deeper and will interview everyone mentioned in the debacle no matter how highly placed in the society.

He said the panel will finish the job within two or three weeks.

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