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Published On: Thu, Feb 1st, 2018

CSOs petition Reps over IGP’s alleged non compliance to court order

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By Umar Muhammad Puma

Coalition of Civil Society Organizations (CSOs)for Justice and Equity, as petitioned the House of Representatives, over what it described as “total disregard of court judgments” by the Inspector-General of Police, Ibrahim Idris.
Presenting the petition on behalf of the group at the plenary yesterday, Rep Rita Orji, (PDP Lagos), submitted a 4-page strong worded petition to the green chamber.
The petition, which also annexed chronicles of various Court judgments standing against the Nigerian Police and the IGP in favour of the Trustees of Peace Corps of Nigeria (PCN) and its National Commandant, Amb (Dr.) Dickson Akoh, was signed by one Comrade Olayemi Success, on behalf of the coalition.
The petitioners want Idris and the Attorney-General of the Federation (AGF) Abubakar Malami summoned by the Reps, to explain why subsisting court orders were flagrantly disobeyed by them.
It said: “We urge Mr. Chairman to call the Attorney-General of the Federation, the Inspector-General of Police, the leadership of Peace Corps of Nigeria and Federal Ministry of Youths and Sports Development, to know what the problem is.
“It is a strange act that smacks of mischief for the Attorney-General of the Federation who is the Chief Law Officer of Nigeria to advise the Inspector-General of Police to comply with judgments of court and he shows recalcitrance or reluctance to obey.”

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