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Absence of Prosecution stalls trial of Justice Odili’s alleged house invaders

The trial of suspected invaders of the residence of Justice Mary Odili, a retired Justice of the Supreme Court, was on Thursday stalled before a Federal High Court sitting in Abuja due to the absence of the police counsel, Mathew Omosun.

At the resumed trial, Usman Jubril, who was counsel for the 6th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 13th and 14th defendants in the suit, said though the matter was slated for trial continuation, the prosecutor was not in court.

He informed the court that he spoke on phone with the Commissioner of Police In-charge-of legal who told him that the police lawyer was on leave.

He, therefore, prayed the court for an adjournment.

Counsel to the 15th defendant, Dr Musa Suleiman, however, expressed dissatisfaction over the development.

He noted that the government establishment is not a one-man office where no other lawyer could appear on Omosun’s behalf.

The lawyer, who expressed his displeasure, urged the court to put the police action on record.

Other lawyers also spoke in the same vein.

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