Police arrests peace corp’s commandant in Abuja

The power struggle between the newly inaugurated Peace Corps
and the Nigeria Police Force has moved to another level following the arrest of
the national commandant of the corps, Ambassador Dickson Akoh.

The commandant was reportedly arrested by the police around
midnight on Tuesday, February 28, after raiding the national headquarters of
the corps in Abuja.
The corps which is a youth-based organisation, came fully
into limelight after getting approval from the National Assembly through a bill
that was passed, but it was reported that police was not was comfortable with
the move, thereby kicking against its operation.
According to Daily Post, a training facility belonging to
the Peace Corps in Kwara and Abuja is currently not accessible as it has been
closed by the police.
Prior the arrest, on Tuesday, during the inauguration of the
corps in the presence of the minister of Sports and Youths Development, members
of the National Assembly, religious leaders, traditional rulers and youth
organisations, the NIgerian Police combined with other security agencies to deliver
a peaceful environment for the success of the event.
Hours later, the Police Force carried out the raid..

“We don’t know where
they have taken him to,”
a source within the corps disclosed, adding that
Akoh has been taken to the FCT command of the Nigeria Police.

The motive behind his arrest is yet to be disclosed as the
police is also yet to officially admit that it had arrested the commandant as at
the time of this report.
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