Peace Corps Camp Is Illegal Declares Nigerian Police

The orientation camp of Peace Corps of Nigeria today suffered major setback as the Kwara State Commissioner of Police, Olushola Amore ordered the dismantling of their camp in Offa local government of the State. 

The Command's Public Relation Officer, DSP Ajayi Okasanmi Confirmed the development in Ilorin on Friday. He said that the police considers the camp as illegal hence, the reason he ordered that everyone in the camp should leave.

Okasanmi alleged that the police was not briefed by the corps that it plans to organise camp in Offa to train anyone. He insisted that the police is to be informed of any gathering before it can hold. 

According to Okasanmi, the action of the police is to ensure that there is no breakdown of law and order in the state.

On the other hand, the Kwara adjutant of the Peace Corps of Nigeria, Dr. Folorunsho Peter denied police allegation by the police that his corps did not inform it before organising orientation camp.

According to him, we dully inform them of our plans and served them the time-table for our orientation camp. We even invited the commissioner of police to come and deliver a lecture as well as DSS, NDLEA and other organisations.

Recall that Peace Corps of Nigeria was recently passed by the NASS as an act pending the president assent. 

Since its passage, many Nigerians have been struggling to join the corps with most of them paying as much as N40,000. We look forward to where it will end.


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