The police have arrested 14 suspects in connection with the raid on Justice Mary Odili’s Maitama residence in Abuja on 29 October.
The arrest comes about 10 days after IGP Usman Alkali Baba ordered a swift probe into the embarrassing incident.
Among the suspects arrested is a fake Chief Superintendent of Police, Lawrence Ajodo; a journalist with one of the national dailies, and an Islamic scholar.
The Force Public Relations Officer, Commissioner Frank Mba paraded the suspects in Abuja on Thursday.
He said the arrest followed a swift investigation by the police.
Nine more suspects linked with the incident including two military personnel are at large, the police spokesman said.
The arrested suspects apart from the fake CSP Ajodo are Michael Diete-Spiff ‘m’, Bar. Alex Onyekuru ‘m’, Bayero Lawal ‘m’, Bar. Igwe Ernest ‘m’, Aliyu Umar Ibrahim ‘m’, Maimuna Maishanu ‘f’, Ayodele Akindipe ‘m’, Yusuf Adamu ‘m’, Bashir Musa ‘m’, ASP Mohammed Yahaya ‘m’, Stanley Nkwazema ‘m’, Shehu Jibo ‘m’ and Abdullahi Adamu ‘m’, L/CPL Mike (other name unknown).
Mba said the suspects are members of a well-organized criminal gang with a web-like involvement of individuals drawing from their different competences, professional background and social contacts in perfecting the criminal plot.
Membership of the syndicate include suspects with background in public service, business, law, journalism, banking, amongst others.