The house of representatives committee on public petitions has ordered the police to vacate the headquarters of the Peace Corps of Nigeria in Abuja.
At its meeting on Tuesday, the committee asked the police to vacate the headquarters within 48 hours.
The meeting followed a petition written to the house of representatives over the purported refusal of Ibrahim Idris, inspector-general of police, to unseal the headquarters of the organisation.
Nkem Uzoma-Abonta, chairman of the committee, asked Henry Njoku, an assistant commissioner of police in charge of legal affairs, who represented Idris, whether the claim of Akoh concerning the AGF’s letter was true, but he replied: “I cannot confirm that right now. There is a subsisting court judgement in the court of appeal. So, there is an appeal for stay of execution of the judgement before the court of appeal,” he said.
After a prolonged argument bothering on the court judgements in question and the pending issues involving the police and Peace Corps at court, the committee invited the IGP and AGF to appear before it within seven days. For now, the police should vacate the place within 48 hours. We want Peace Corps to take possession of its headquarters, in compliance with the court order.”