The Police Force headquarters, Abuja, on Thursday, paraded impostor “security agents” whom it claimed raided the Abuja residence of Supreme Court Justice, Mary Odili.
The Police said the fake operatives were made up of a combination of journalists, bankers, and lawyers.
Force Public Relations Officer, CP Frank Mba, in parading the suspects at Force Criminal Investigations Department, FCID, released the name of one Lawrence Ajojo, as a fake Chief Superintendent of Police.
According to Mba, the “security agents” raided Justice Odili’s residence following information that the Supreme Court Justice was keeping a large sum of money in foreign currencies.
Purporting to be a chief superintendent of police, Mr Ajodo had applied to the Chief Magistrate’s Court in Wuse Zone 6, Abuja, for a search warrant which the invading security operatives had tried to execute at Mrs Odili’s home on Imo Street, Maitama, Abuja, on October 29.
Ajojo had claimed in the court document to be acting on behalf of a joint team on assets recovery allegedly being coordinated by Mr Malami-led Federal Ministry of Justice.
The application, according to him, was necessitated by a whistleblower’s information giving a hint of alleged criminal activities taking place in the home of Mrs Odili, who is the wife of a former governor of Rivers State.
At interrogation on Thursday, Mr Ajodo had insisted he worked for Mr Malami saying, “I am not an officer of the Nigeria Police but a consultant for the AGF.”
In a reaction to Ajojo’s confession, AGF Malami, in a statement by his spokesperson, Umar Gwandu, described Mr Ajodo’s claim as “a case of a drowning man scavenging for a dying partner.”
The AGF said he could not have engaged the services of a “fake” police officer when the Justice Ministry boasts of “high level professionals and capable human resources.”
He challenged Mr Ajodo to present documentary evidence of engagement as a “consultant” by the office of the AGF.
Incidentally, the occupants of 18 Tunis Street at Wuse Zone 6, Abuja, the purported office address of the non-existent Joint Panel Recovery unit in the Ministry of Justice, have written a disclaimer to the AGF, stating that Ajojo and or his Joint Recovery Panel is not known to them.
Ndarani (SAN) & Co, a private law firm occupying 18 Tunis Street in Wuse Zone 6, said Mr Ajodo had no working relationship with the firm.