Monday, May 15, 2017

Federal High Court Orders CBN To Seize N11.2M From Police Account For Judgement Debt

A Federal Capital Territory (FCT) High Court in Maitama, Abuja, has issued a garnishee order directing the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) to remove N11,270,000 from account of Police.

The money is to pay the Incorporated Trustees of Peace Corps of Nigeria (PCN) and its National Commandant, Ambassador Dickson Akoh, as judgment debt against the police.

The N11.2 million was awarded in favour of the PCN and four of its officers, who are the judgment creditors by the court in a verdict delivered against the police on March 26, 2014.

Akoh was said to have prevailed on lawyers not to enforce the judgment in the interest of cordial relationship among his organisation, police and other arms of security agencies.

However, the board of Trustees of PCN was said to have resolved to enforce the existing judgments against police, following continued antagonism, harassment, arrest, detention and intimidation of officers and men of the corps.

Justice Sylvanus Chinedu Oriji issued the garnishee order following an ex-parte motion argued on behalf of the PCN by Joseph E. Chukwuma.

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