THE Peace Corps of Nigeria – PCN, has asked that President Muhammadu Buhari order the police to vacate its headquarters in Abuja in the interest of justice.
In a ruling in favour of the PCN on Tuesday, the Federal High Court restrained the police and the Inspector General of Police, Ibrahim Idris, from further harassing the organization’s boss, Dickson Akoh, until all previous court judgments are obeyed.
“In view of the landmark ruling yesterday, coupled with other previous judgments and the resolution of the House of Representatives, we wish to renew our appeal, as part of our last resort, to President Muhammadu Buhari, to please direct the Inspector General of Police to order his men to vacate the premises of the headquarters of our organisation in the interest of equity, fairness and justice,” Dr. Akoh, the National Commandant, PCN said on Wednesday.
Dr. Akoh said that the PCN remained non confrontational and law abiding, adding that the organization had explored all lawful means to its ordeals to no avail.
He said that the intention of the police ‘’is to stop the Nigerian Peace Corps Establishment Bill from seeing the light of the day.’’
The PCN boss added that the clamp down and the purported charges against him and his organisation were to stop President Buhari from assenting to the NPC Bill.