The Ezinihhite Mbaise kinsmen of Justice Mary Odili of the Supreme Court, has frowned at efforts by unknown persons to politicise the current travail of the jurist. Her kinsmen are alarmed that some unknown actors are inputting inflammatory words and crediting Justice Odili with inconceivable assertions she never made. This outrage followed a trending false narrative on the Internet wherein Justice Mary Odili was quoted to have ascribed her ordeal in the hands of some security agents, whose activities have since been disowned by relevant authorities, to the governor of her maiden state, Governor Hope Uzodinma.
In a statement signed by a notable kinsman, L. M. Alozie, a Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN), the kinsman said: “As my elder sister, I have interacted with her via phone on two occasions since the unfortunate misadventure with security personnel who criminally invaded her residence in Abuja. “We have further investigated the publication and hereby confirm that Hon. Justice Mary Odili never said such a thing and that the said publication is the handwork of mischief makers and charlatans who want to drag her name into the muddy waters of politics in Imo State.” The statement urged the public to treat the publication as fake news and as another failed attempt to use disinformation to gain political capital.