Police Raid Peace Corp Office In Abuja, Arrests Commandant
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Commandant General, Peace Corps of Nigeria (NPC), Ambassador Dickson Akoh has been arrested by Police operatives in Abuja.
The Police had, late Tuesday hours, stormed new headquarters of Peace Corps, taking away its national commandant, Ambassador Akoh.
Unfortunately, his whereabouts remain unknown as no one knows which station in Abuja he was taken to though speculations are he was take to Police Force Headquarters.
Ambassador Akoh’s arrest came after the official opening of the new national office of the Peace Corps in Jabi, Abuja.
Men of the Nigerian Customs Service and other paramilitary and security agencies witnessed the official opening ceremony of the national headquarters of the Corps
Others were minister of Sports and Youths Development, members of the National Assembly, traditional rulers, religious bodies and youth organisations.
The Police struck dramatically around 11.30pm, when the event had wound down and the national commandant was about to leave.
A source spilt to Elombah.com that the Peace Corps had recently come under serious attack by the Police, which felt threatened their jobs is being hijacked by the Corps.
Recently, a training facility belonging to the Peace Corps in Kwara and Abuja were raided and shut by the police.
Meanwhile, the bill establishing the organisation, which is already approved by the National Assembly, is currently awaiting the assent of the president.
The reason for his arrest has not been given. The police is also yet to issue an official position concerning the incident at the time of this report.
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