Police lack power to proscribe us – Peace Corps

The Peace Corps of Nigeria (PCN), on Wednesday, fired back at the Nigerian Police, saying it lacked the capacity to proscribe any registered organisation in Nigeria. The Police had yesterday, in a statement signed by the Force Public Relations Officer (FPRO), CSP Jimoh Moshood, explained that, it could not obey courts orders to unseal Peace Corps office because a federal government gazette in 2013 had proscribed the organisation. However, in a swift reaction, the Public Relations Officer of the PCN, Patriot Millicent Umoru said, it was only the Attorney-General of the Federation (AGF) that possed such powers as to issue federal government gazette, with the approval of the President.

Umoru who addressed Journalists in Abuja, dared the Force PRO to tender such gazette to the public, if it exists, adding that, “Federal Government Gazette is a public document and not a Police diary”. She said, “the so called proscription of the Corps that Moshood alluded to was a mere pronouncement by the Police, which is a grand conspiracy between the then National Security Adviser, Col Sambo Dasuki (rtd), who is currently undergoing trial for massive looting of the treasury and the former FCT Commissioner of Police, Late John Haruna.

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