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




The Federal High Court in Abuja on Thursday ordered the to unseal the headquarters of the .

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 stormed the headquarters on February 17, after which the head of the organisation, Dickson Akoh, and about 49 others were arrested.

The accused Mr. Akoh of using the , registered as a non-governmental organisation, to swindle young job seekers and operate as a para- 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. – PREMIUM TIMES

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