*Police arrest commandant general, copsÂ who killed 2
By Kingsley Omonobi
Abuja-THE Federal Government yesterday in Abuja ordered the ban on all activities of the Nigeria Peace Corps following what was described as their indoctrination and training in a military styled structure similar to the Boko Haram group, and even as its leader, one Ambrose Akoh, addressed as â€˜commandant generalâ€™, is presently under arrest and undergoing interrogation at the FCT Police command.
The ban onÂ the Peace Corps and arrest of its leader came on the heels of the arrest and parade, yesterday, of two police officers, Inspector Tahir Ali and Constable Solomon Maikeffi by the FCT commissioner of police, Haruna John, for alleged complicity in the killing, last Thursday, of one Mr. Michael Otorah, alias â€˜Barry Whiteâ€™, a furniture maker and Police Sergeant Harrison Aigbogbo AjayiÂ of the FCT Command.
Making the ban known in Abuja, the CP said, â€œThe Peace Corps of Nigeria purported to have been registered by the CorporateÂ Affairs Commission as an NGO in 1998 by one Ambrose Akoh has been observed to be involved in activities outside its scope of incorporation which are viewed to be inimical to national security, as he has unlawfully turned to motives yet to be fully ascertainedâ€.
Disclosing that â€œthe so-called commandant-general and his cohorts have recruited over 46, 000 youths across the country,â€ Haruna said, â€œSecurity reports indicate that, in an attempt to project itself as a paramilitary outfit, the organization operates a military style structure while pursuing a regimental culture of training in weapons handling, unarmed combat and other related drills and procedures.
Members equally wear uniforms and rank badges similar to those of recognized security agenciesâ€.