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CSOs lament IGP’s ‘assault’ on peace corps

A group of CSOs under the auspices of Coalition of Civil Society Organisations for Justice and Equity has raised alarm that continuous assaults by the Inspector General of Police, IGP, Ibrahim Idris, against the Peace Corps (PCN) saying it is uncalled for.

Addressing journalists, Comrade A made Edime, said ,there are no record whatsoever, known to the CSOs or any court of law in Nigeria of any social disorder, fraudulent activities, economic or financial crime by the PCN, yet there seems to be an unending legal battles between the Force and the Corps.

“We are aware that PCN has won about eleven cases against the police,”.

“But the most shameful development is the unlawful sealing of the newly rented headquarters of the Corps by the order of the IGP since February 28th, 2017 till date, over the unchanging and repeated allegation of collecting N40,000 from members at the point of enrollment,” he said.

The group said it findings shows that the monies collected covers the cost of quality uniform, jungle boots, accommodation for one month in training, training fees, documentations and other logistic with maintenance.

It further alleged political undertone or personal beef by the IGP against the PCN.

“We have at our disposal some recording of a private meeting involving the IGP where he swore to frustrate the Corps and ensure that bill passed by the National Assembly ends without the president’s assent.

“We are therefore calling on the IGP to immediately order the vacation of his men from the headquarters of the Peace Corps immediately.

“Failure upon which we shall mobilise all CSOs, students, youths and concerned Nigerians to occupy the PCN headquarters and the Force headquarters, demanding the resignation of the IGP,” he warned.

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