Unfreeze Peace Corps accounts now – Court orders police

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A Federal High Court sitting in Abuja has today ordered that the various accounts of the Peace Corps of Nigeria (PCN) be unfrozen with immediate effect.

The Nigerian Police had, shortly after arresting the National Commandant of the Corps, Amb (Dr.) Dickson Akoh and 49 others on February 28th 2017, frozen about 24 accounts spread across various commercial banks in Nigeria, belonging to members of the Trustees and Officers of the PCN.

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However, the Police approached the court on June 23rd with an experte motion, to seek court’s backing on the already frozen accounts.

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Peace Corps of Nigeria therefore, filled a motion on notice, on the 5th of July 2017, accompanied by 28 paragraph affidavit, urging the court to declare null and void, the ‘post no bill’ on the various accounts of its members.

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