The national commandant of the Peace Corps of Nigeria, Dr. Dickson Akoh has on Tuesday, 30th May, at the commencement of hearing on a suit he filed against the Nigerian police, denied all allegations of misconduct leveled against him by the police.
Recall that on Tuesday, February 28 this year, security operatives stormed the headquarters of the Peace Corps of Nigeria where two of its personnel were allegedly wounded while the national commandant Dr. Dickson Akoh was arrested. The police alleged that the peace corps was “organizing military like training” for its officers.
On Thursday, 16th March, 2017, Justice Gabriel Kolawole of the Federal High Court, Abuja, issued a 12-day ultimatum to the Nigeria Police, to give reasons for the arrest, harassment and detention of Akoh and 49 others. In response, the Nigeria Police Force in a counter affidavit dated 22nd March 2017, and deposed to, before a Federal High Court in Abuja, has absolved itself of any wrong doing in its dealings the Peace Corps and its commandant.