- The Federal High Court has been asked to jail the inspector-general of police, Ibrahim Idris, by the Peace Corps of Nigeria
- The corps want Idris jailed following his alleged refusal to obey court orders and vacate the headquarters of the organization
- The police had previously been ordered to unseal the corporate head office of the corps in Abuja, and pay N12 million damages
The Peace Corps of Nigeria wants the Federal High Court, Abuja, to commit the inspector-general of police, Ibrahim Idris, to prison for alleged disregard of court orders, NAN reports.
The corps in Form 48 on Contempt of Court filed on Wednesday, December 13, prayed the court to jail Idris, to serve as a deterrent to others in position of authority.
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NAIJ.com gathers that the contempt charge against the IGP was premised on the alleged refusal of the police to vacate the headquarters of the organisation which it sealed on February 28, during its official commissioning.
The suit was predicated on a judgment in a fundamental human rights suit delivered by Justice Gabriel Kolawole on November 9.
Kolawole, in the judgment, ordered the police to unseal the corporate head office of the corps in Abuja.
He also ordered the police to pay the corps N12 million as damages for infringing on its rights to own property and for freedom of movement.
The suit was instituted by the National Commandant of the Corps, Dickson Akoh, and 49 others.
Speaking to journalists, Akoh said that his organisation had been pushed to the wall to institute the contempt charge against the police boss.
“The organisation has secured seven different judgments from different courts, all barring the police from arresting detaining, harassing or intimidating our officers in the course of their lawful duties,’’ he said.
Akoh said that his officers would not take laws into their hands but would continue to approach the court for intervention.
Meanwhile, NAIJ.com previously reported that a group known as Coalition of Civil Society Groups for Integrity and Justice (CCSGIJ), demanded for the resignation of the inspector-general of police, Ibrahim Idris, within five working days.
According to them, the allegations against the police boss were overwhelming, adding that the IGP should bow out of to salvage the image of the police force and the country in general.
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