The Inspector-General of Police has called its first witness in the case filed against 15 suspects who invaded the residence of Justice Mary Peter Odili on October 29, 2021.
At the last adjourned date Justice Nkeonye Maha had granted bail to 12 out of the 15 suspects in the sum of N5 million and two sureties each in like sum.
The court had rejected the oral bail application filed by two of the suspects while one had no lawyer representing him.
The suspects were remanded at the Kuje correctional centre until the perfection of their bail conditions while the female among them was remanded in the Suleja correctional centre.
At the resumed trial the three suspects moved their bail application which the court granted the same in the sum of N 5million and two sureties each in like sum.
The prosecution counsel then proceeded to call its first witness, Madaki Chidawa an Assistant police officer attached to Justice Odili.
In his evidence in chief, he narrated what transpired at the date of the invasion.
He identified two of the defendants who were in court, as the persons who came with the search warrant to Justice Odili’s residence.
He said the warrant read No 9 Imo street while the residence of Justice Mary is No 7 Imo street.
Mr Chidawa insisted that the residence of Justice Odili is No 7 and was accused by the leader of the team Lawrence Ajodo of Obstructing Justice.
The suspects left threatening to be back in full force but never came back.
The trial was subsequently adjourned till March 1 for cross-examination of the witness.