SWS calls on Federal Government to stop the onslaught on Justice Mary Odili


Standup for Women Society (SWS) has condemned the invasion of the residence of Justice Mary Odili, a Supreme Court Judge based in Abuja who is also spouse of former Rivers State Governor Sir Peter Odili.

Addressing journalists in Abuja recently, the National President of SWS, Lib. Ijadele-Adetona, Esq noted that the invasion by the security agencies and anti graft agency in whatever guise was totally unacceptable, unnecessary and therefore condemnable.

The SWS Boss declared that this continuous onslaught by Federal Government on Judges and by extension her constituency and on a female Judge was the height of impunity and demanded an unreserved written apology to Justice Mary Odili.

“No one, seems to be claiming responsibility and no one seems to be offering further explanations on who is/was responsible for such dastardly act of rascality and impunity.” she said.

She declared that an injury to one Woman is an injury to all Women, and therefore joined in the calls by Rivers State Governor, Barrister Nyesom Wike, and Barrister 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 to watch any form of attempt to end Justice Odili career the same way the state players did with Onnoghen and others”,she pointed out.

“It is now more than 48 hours after the said raid and information is still scarce and far in-between as to the rationale for the raid on the residence of the second most senior judicial officer in Nigeria”, she concluded.