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Peace Corps tackles police, says ‘we were not proscribed’

Peace Corps tackles police, says ‘we were not proscribed’
January 18
07:31 2018

The Peace Corps of Nigeria (PCN) says the establishment has not been proscribed by the federal government.

Millicent Umoru, the public relations officer of PCN, said this in Abuja on Wednesday at a news conference.

The spokesperson faulted a recent statement by the police that the PCN was proscribed by a federal government gazette in 2013.

She said the claim held no water, as the gazette in question was not an exclusive police document to be used as it pleased them.

“The federal government gazette is a public document and not a police diary. If the police had any such gazette, it should tender it before the public.

“It is only the attorney-general of the federation that is constitutionally vested with the powers to issue federal government gazette, which must be duly signed,” she said.

According to her, the police issued the statement on the day that the federal high court ruled in favour of the corps to tarnish the reputation of PCN.

She maintained that the said proscription of the corps had earlier been declared null and void by Ibrahim Auta, the former chief judge of the federal high court.

The spokesperson said the court warned the police never to do such or even make further reference to the gazette, noting that the police was yet to appeal the judgement.

Umoru, however, appealed to the federal government to assent to the Nigerian Peace Corp Establishment Bill.

She said PCN members, who are mostly graduates, would complement the efforts of security agencies


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  1. Obaino
    Obaino January 18, 15:10

    Your comment..Police are just jokers but they will soon loose the game. Shame to Nigeria police that don’t want the welfare of the youths

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  2. usman
    usman January 19, 06:22

    why is police not against d establishment of VGN. Bcos dey are a bunch of lazy bigots who are expecting VGN to b established so dat dey wud be doing dere work 4 dem yle d lazy police wud be sleeping well at 9t yle d vigilantes suffers at night to prevent crime which is d job of police. Dey jus want vGN to b doing d hard work at 9t so dat in d morning dey wud cum and take d GLory. Y not fight VGN’s establishment since its dsame work u do dey will be doing and leave pcn alone since deir function is not dsame as urs. And by d way since u police people like VGN so much, y not sponsor a bill to transform vGN to state police which d senators has been clamouring 4 bcos u guys are incompetent.

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