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Again, Police Prevent Peace Corps From Occupying Its Headquarters




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Officers of the Nigerian Peace Corps (File Photo)

The Nigeria Police on Thursday, prevented members of the Peace Corps of Nigeria from taking possession of its national headquarters located in Jabi, Abuja.

Naija News learnt that officers of Peace Corps led by its National Commandant, Amb. Dickson Akoh joined by the Coalition of Civil Society Organizations for Justice and Equity, stormed the sealed premises on Thursday to take possession of the offices.

Their attempt was however resisted by a detachment of Mobile Police officers from the FCT Command.

Reacting to this development, the civil society coalition led by Olayemi Success, said it was ironical that, “Same police which was supposed to be enforcing law could not obey court orders, the AGF and the order of Nigerian parliament.”

Naija News recalls a Federal High Court sitting in Abuja, as well as the House of Representatives, through its Committee on Public Petitions, had issued directives to the police, ordering it to vacate the Peace Corps premises which had remained sealed since February 2017.

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