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Court Orders Police to Pay Peace Corps N12.5m Damages, Unseal Office

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The Federal High Court sitting in Abuja, has ordered the Nigeria Police to pay the sum of N12.5 million damages to the Peace Corps of Nigeria over the violation of the rights of its officials and also with immediate effect unseal the national headquarters of the Corps.

The orders contained in a judgement on the fundamental rights suit filed by the counsel to the Peace Corps, Kanu Agabi (SAN) following the February 28, 2017 raid of the offices of the Corps and arrest of the members in the 36 States of the federation.

The presiding judge held that the sealing of the offices and the arrest and harassment of the officials violates their rights to acquire movable and immoveable property under Section 34, 35, 40, 41 and 43 of the Nigerian Constitution, of 1999.

Meanwhile, the Corps sought a declaration that the officials committed no offence to warrant their arrest and an order of perpetual injunction to restrain the Police from further sealing its offices.

The judge held that the court cannot prospectively tie the hands of the respondents from performing their statutory duties where there are genuine and reasonable grounds to believe that an offence may have been committed by all or any of the applicants in this suit.

Also in the suit filed by the Corps National Commandant, Ambassador Dickson Akoh, was a N2 bilion in damages against the Police, the Attorney General of the Federation, National Security Adviser and the Department of State Services over alleged invasion of the organisations office in Abuja and arrests of its members.

Marcel Samuel

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