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NSCDC Summons Officers For Allegedly Stopping Judge From Court


The Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) Commandant General, Gana Muhammadu has called for calm over a video in circulation on the social media alleging that officers stopped a sitting judge from entering a court in Kebbi State.

He said the Corps is a law-abiding agency of government meant to protect everyone and their property.

The NSCDC boss said the personnel could not do otherwise by infringing on the fundamental right of the people.

Muhammadu, who cited the video on the social media, has invited key officers from the state command.

He has also constituted a committee to look into the matter for appropriate action.

According to a statement issued in Abuja by NSCDC spokesman Emmanuel Okeh said the court was locked by the government and the personnel was assigned to protect the environment from being vandalised.

The report stated that when the judge came to the court premises, the personnel approached her to inform her of the development that she could not gain entrance into the chamber since it was locked.

But unfortunately, he was alleged to have prevented the judge from entering.

Muhammadu reiterated that the Corps under his watch would never take a side, “rather will deliver quality services to all and sundry, irrespective of class or creed”.

“Therefore, the incident should not be misunderstood or giving different interpretations,” he said.

Muhammadu said the Corps did not have any ulterior motives towards anyone.

The NSCDC boss called on the Executive, Legislature and Judiciary as well as the Nigeria Bar Association for peaceful resolution of the case.

He also urged them to be calmed, saying the Corps will always respect the sanity of every office.

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