Nigeria Police lacks the power to proscribe us - Peace Corps

By Factnews on 18/01/2018

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The Peace Corps of Nigeria (PCN), on Wednesday, January 17, dismissed claims by the Nigeria Police Force (NPF), that its organization has been proscribed. According to the PCN, the police lack the capacity to proscribe any registered organization in Nigeria.

 

Addressing a press conference in Abuja, the spokesperson of the PCN, Millicent Umoru said, it was only the Attorney-General of the Federation (AGF) that posses such powers as to issue federal government gazette, with the approval of the president

She dared the police to tender such gazette to the public, if it exists, adding that, “Federal Government Gazette is a public document and not a police diary.”

 

Her words: “The so-called proscription of the Corps that Moshood (police spokesman) alluded to was a mere pronouncement by the police, which is a grand conspiracy between the then National Security Adviser, Colonel Sambo Dasuki (rtd), who is currently undergoing trial for massive looting of the treasury and the former FCT Commissioner of Police, Late John Haruna.

 

“Meanwhile, that pronouncement was duly challenged in the court of law, where His Lordship Justice Ibrahim Auta, the then Chief Judge of the Federal High Court declared it a nullity and gave stern warning never to do such or even make reference to it again. “It might interest Nigerians to know that, the police did not appeal this judgment to date.”

 

On the excuse that the police would not vacate PCN property as the court ruling has been appealed against, Umoru said the police was been economical with the truth by claiming that there was a stay of execution.

 

“In the lexicon of the Force PRO, an appeal is equivalent to stay of execution, which is not true as one does not need to be a lawyer to know that an appeal is simply an appeal and not a stay of execution.

 

“Issuing a press statement a day after Justice John Tsoho of the Federal High Court, Abuja delivered judgement, turning the ill-motivated request to seal the office of the Peace Corps and even went further to order them (police) to unseal the building, shows that the police has lost its respect for the sanctity of the rule of law and a clear indication that it is overtly desperate to tarnish the hard earned image of our organisation.

 

“The same police satanic statement equally came the same day that the Senate overwhelmingly called on our amiable President Muhammadu Buhari to quickly assent to the Nigerian Peace Corps (Establishment) Bill, so that its members who are mostly graduates can fill in the gap in complementing the efforts of security agencies in tackling crime through intelligence gathering and neighbourhood watch,” she said.

 

Umoru also accused the police of whipping up negative sentiments against the Corps, which is internationally recognized by the United Nations and the African Union, so as to frustrate the highly anticipated presidential assent. 

 

Posted on January, 18 2018

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