House of Representatives to investigate Police IGP, Ibrahim Idris over Peace Corps


Coalition of Civil Society Organizations for Justice and Equity (Coalition-JE), has written a petition to the House of Representatives against the IG of Police, Ibrahim Idris, accusing him of disobeying court orders on Peace Corps.

The group petitioned the House over what it described as “total disregard of court judgments” by the Inspector-General of Police.

Rita Orji, member representing Ajeromi/Ifelodun federal constituency of Lagos State, read the petition signed by Comrade Olayemi Success on behalf of the coalition.

The petitioners held that the IGP has fragrantly unnoticed many  judgments against him and the supervise  in favour of the Trustees of peace corps of Nigeria (PCN) and its citizen Commandant, Amb. Dickson Akoh.

The assemblage prayed the dwelling to assemble the police force IGP and the Attorney-General of the amalgamation (AGF), to justify why subsisting attract commands were openly disobeyed by them.

We urge Mr speaker to term the Attorney-General of the Federation, the Inspector-General of Police, the leadership of serenity public body of Nigeria and central bureau of Youths and Sports Development, to be knowledgeable about pardon? the predicament is.

“It is a unfamiliar exploit that smacks of disobedience for the Attorney-General of the amalgamation who is the Chief commandment administrator of Nigeria to direct the IGP to comply with judgments of quad and he shows revolution or reluctance to obey.

call back that during municipal investigation on the Nigerian silence body Bill, the regulate clearly conflicting to its passage. On the day the group commissioned its new corporate center of operations after the passage of the law by mutually chambers of the countrywide Assembly, an episode that was highly attended by more than a few legislators, the monitor swooped on the responsibility and sealed it up.

“This is an injury on the integrity and purity of the nation’s parliament, which cannot come to pass in any civilised capacity of the world”, the appeal reads in part.

According to the petitioners, the supervise had been sealing the offices of the group since 2010 and the organization had been suing the law enforcement and wining the cases.

The group also tendered evidence of letters written by past Attorneys-General of the Federation on the 11th March 2010, 19th November 2010 and 30th January 2012, advising the Inspector-General of Police to obey court orders over the harassment and sealing of Peace Corps office.

“We also have it on authority that the incumbent Attorney-General of the Federation also wrote to the IGP recently to obey the court judgments in favour of Peace Corps of Nigeria, but the IGP has refused to unseal the office”, the group added.

The petitioners also said the press release of the Nigeria Police as published in page 31 of the Nigerian Tribune of 17th January, 2018 and page 40 of the Blueprint of 17th January, 2018, describing the PCN as “proscribed organisation” was misleading, as two separate court judgments by Justice Auta J and Justice Chukwu J in 2011 and 2013 respectively, already declared such action illegal and affirmed PCN as a lawful organisation.

They prayed the House of Representatives to intervene in the matter and make the IGP to obey all standing judgments against the Force.

The petition was referred to the House Committee on Public Petitions.

Recall that Justice Gabriel Kolawole of the Federal High Court, on 9th November 2017, awarded a cost of N12.5m damage against the Nigeria Police, while ordering them to unseal the corporate headquarters of PCN “forthwith”.

Also, truthfulness John Tsoho of the federal high court  on 15th January 2018, affirmed as “illegal”, the unbroken sealing of the PCN office, in so doing mission on the IGP to instantaneously break open the property.

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