Nigeria Police lacks the power to proscribe us - Peace Corps

By Factnews on 18/01/2018

Share on facebook Yahoo mail icon Gmail icon

Views: 504


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

Share on facebook Yahoo mail icon Gmail icon


You may also like...
Democracy Day: IBB calls for two party structure...

Rivers APC not in Crisis - Sen. Uchendu...

NFF fires Falcons coach Edwin Okon, appoints Danjuma...

President Buhari fires SSS DG, Ita Ekpenyong, appoints...

Be professional in your conduct, Abia CP charge...

Monarchs laud political parties for respecting zoning arrangement...

June 12: Umeh suggests national honour for Humphrey...

Blast rocks Textile Market, Kano

Glo Nigeria Premier League 2014 | TABLE

Abia Workers To Receive Salaries Before the End...

Oritsefemi's Ex-Manager's Mom Grants Interview, Says Singer Ungrateful...

What I Discussed with President Buhari – Goodluck...
News Abia Election Special (3) Abia Supplementary Polls Update (18) Abia Supplementary Result update (22) Appointments (8) Breaking News (196) Business (42) Campus News (3) Crime (124) Economy (112) Education (127) Entertainment (148) Fashion and Style (3) General (830) Health (109) Inside Africa (40) International News (303) Interviews (28) National (1944) Politics (969) Press Releases (116) Religion (9) Security (127) Sports (431) Technology (24) World News (87)

 

 

Advertisement

 

Latest News Buhari approves Adamu as acting IG as Idris bows out today I’m also hungry, Amaechi tells Nigerians at campaign rally Management of Abia Bailout funds and Paris Club refunds; Oshiomhole is confused CJN's Trial is illegal, it’ll end in prosecutorial misadventure –Falana Saraki says FG’s haste to arraign CJN shows corruption war is compromised CJN’s trial: N’Delta militants threaten to shut down oil wells Ignore CCT summons, South-South govs tell CJN Wanted Orji Kalu seen at APC rally in Umuahia OPINION: Acho Obioma; Resist the temptation, No free money for criticizing Ikpeazu No Celebrity is a saint, don't push yourself to be friends with them - Actress Georgina Onuoha

 

Most Read Islamic agenda for Nigeria – Pastor Bosun (24,087 views) The show of shame that sealed Justice Uzokwe’s fate (17,580 views) 47 YEARS AFTER, HIS EXCELLENCY, COMMODORE EBITU UKIWE (Rtd) MAKES THE “OFO NDI IGBO” RECIPIENTS LIST (17,195 views) Breaking News : Dr Okezie Ikpeazu resigns from Abia State Environmental Sanitation Agency (ASEPA). (7,745 views) Lawyers accuse Lagos Police of working for PDP (7,387 views) Radio Biafra delivers AM Transmitter (7,162 views) ‘Why fuel scarcity persists’ (6,188 views) Abiriba Kingdom Celebrates as Eze Kalu Kalu Ogbu (IV) marks 14th year on the throne (5,845 views) Nurse Justina Obi Ejelonu, one of the nurses that contracted Ebola virus is dead!!! (5,799 views) Breaking News : 2015 - Abaribe withdraws from Abia guber race, backs Ikpeazu (5,575 views)