Rivers State Governor Nyesom Wike, Legislatures and Elder statesmen issue a joint press conference warning of plot by agents of the Federal Government to assassinate Dr Peter Odili, Justice Mary Odili and members of their family.
At the end of the meeting the governor and Rivers people give the Federal Government a 48 hour ultimatum to unveil those behind the invasion of their residence in Abuja.
Addressing the press on the history of intimidation of Judicial Officers by the Federal Government, Governor Wike said the denial by the FG is irresponsible as the identity of those involved in the fraudulent warrant is in the public domain.
The Governor, legislators, Elder Statesmen and leaders also raised an alarm that should anything untoward happen to Dr Odili or any member of his family the Federal Government should be held responsible.
Nyesom Wike, described the alleged invasion on the residence of Justice Mary Odili of the Supreme Court as an alleged an assassination attempt.
He further stated that the recent events have shown that the Odili family is being targeted.
Wike said, “We are telling the world, if anything happens to the family of Dr Peter Odili, the Federal Government should be held accountable because they have shown that there is something they are about carrying out.
If anything happens to my Lord, Justice Mary Odili, the husband and the children, the Federal Government should be held responsible.
“That is the position of the Rivers State government and Rivers people because enough is enough!
“I will think that it is an attempt to assassinate Justice Mary Odili and the husband and the members of the family because there are no two ways about it.
“And if they had succeeded, all the federal government would have told us is we would get to the root of the matter. That’s the normal language. Then, after one or two weeks, everybody will be quiet.
“But this will not be the same because this is an assassination attempt.”