DSS arrests Peace Corps Commandant, Dickson Akoh, 40 others
Operatives of the Department of State Services, DSS, have arrested the National Commandant of Peace Corps of Nigeria (PCN), Mr. Dickson Akoh and over 40 other members of the Corps.
Disclosing this to newsmen, the peace corps of Nigeria Public Relations Officer, Milicent Umoru, said over 40 officers of the corps were arrested by the operatives who were accompanied by the police and army,.. adding that the Commandant, Mr. Akoh is still in detention at the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Police Command.
It is worth noting that there had been recents reports of friction and alleged fracas between Peace Corps of Nigeria and the Nigeria Security and Civil Defense Corps in Osun state,… as well as the closure of the Peace Corps’ training camp in Kwara state by the police who claim that it was an illegal camp.
Meanwhile the bill for the act establishing Peace Corps of Nigeria is currently waiting for presidential approval, however the Nigerian Police Force strongly oppose it saying it will amount to unnecessary duplication of Police duties.