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Peace Corps: We won't watch and allow IGP mess up office of AGF - Lawmakers warn

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The House of Representatives has said it won’t sit down and watch the Inspector-General of Police (IGP) Ibrahim Kpotun Idris, mess up the office of the Accountant-General of the Federation (AGF), in what it described as “executive rascality” of the police.

This was even as the Reps also ordered the Peace Corps of Nigeria to immediately take possession of their office located at number 57, Iya Abubakar Crescent, off Alex Ekwueme way, opposite Jabi Lake, Jabi, Abuja, which has been under siege by the Police since February 28th 2017.

The order was given on Tuesday, by the House Committee on Public Petitions, during the investigative hearing involving the IGP, the AGF, the Minister of Interior, Minister of Youths and Sports Development, the National Commandant of Peace Corps of Nigeria, Amb (Dr.) Dickson Akoh and members of the Civil Society Organizations.

Recall that the Coalition of Civil Society Organizations for Justice and Equity had on 25th January 2018, petitioned the House, accusing the IGP of flagrantly disobeying subsisting court orders in favour of the Peace Corps, making the House to mandate its committee on public petitions to interface between the parties concerned.

At the public hearing on Tuesday, the Peace Corps Boss, Akoh, told the committee that his organisation had secured 12 court judgements against the Police from various courts of competent jurisdictions, stressing the most recent judgements by Justice Gabriel Kolawole on the 9th November 2017 and Justice John Tsoho on 15th January 2018, asking the Police to vacate his office.

Akoh affirmed that, the office of the AGF had written 5 different letters to the office of the IGP, advising that outstanding judgements in favour of the Peace Corps be obeyed, “but the IGP always pays deaf ears to the advice”.

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