Court orders Police to unseal Peace Corps headquarters, pay group N12.5 million

After courts session at the Peace Corp hearing.

The Federal High Court in Abuja on Thursday ordered the Nigeria Police to unseal the headquarters of the Peace Corps.

Justice Gabriel Kolawole ordered that the building be unsealed within seven days.

The court also ruled that N12.5 million be paid to the controversial group as damages.

Security agencies led by the Nigeria Police stormed the Peace Corps headquarters on February 17, after which the head of the organisation, Dickson Akoh, and about 49 others were arrested.

The police accused Mr. Akoh of using the Peace Corps, registered as a non-governmental organisation, to swindle young job seekers and operate as a para-military agency.

Mr. Akoh, who denied the allegations, has since been granted bail.

The Peace Corps seeks to be legalised as a government paramilitary agency and has secured the backing of the two chambers of the National Assembly.

More details later…


DOWNLOAD THE PREMIUM TIMES MOBILE APP

Now available on

  Premium Times Android mobile applicationPremium Times iOS mobile applicationPremium Times blackberry mobile applicationPremium Times windows mobile application

TEXT AD: Revealed!!! The Only Way Left of Getting an Extra Large Manhood and also Last Up to 38Mins+. Get the Insider Secret Here


All rights reserved. This material and any other material on this platform may not be reproduced, published, broadcast, written or distributed in full or in part, without written permission from PREMIUM TIMES.


  • Man_Enough

    Although 9 long months late, justice has been served. The president should sign the bill into law asap.