A High Court in Abuja has issued a garnishee order directing the police to pay the incorporated trustees of Peace Corps of Nigeria and its National Commandant, Ambassador, Dickson Akoh a sum of N11,270,000.
Justice Sylvanus Chinedu Oriji, issued the order upon an exparte motion filed by the Peace Corps.
The money, domiciled in the Central Bank of Nigeria, was meant for the purpose of settlement of judgment debt incurred by the police.
The N11.2 million was awarded in favor of the Peace Corps by the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) High Court in Abuja on March 26, 2014.
But the Corps Commandant was said to have convinced lawyers not to enforce the judgment in the interest of cordial relationship between his organization, police and other arms of security agencies.
The ‘cordial’ relationship seems to have expired following the continued harassment and intimidation of officers and men of the Corps.
In view of this, the Peace Corps board reportedly resolved to enforce all the existing judgments against the police.
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