Police Arrest 34 Peace Corp Officials In Lagos
The Lagos State police command has arrested 34 officials of the Peace Corp para-military organization.
The Peace Corps is a non-governmental organisation that tends to work as a paramilitary organisation.
The Nigerian parliament recently passed a bill to transform the organisation to a government para-military agency despite the opposition of existing military and security agencies.
The Presidency is, however, yet to assent to the bill.
The arrest was confirmed by the spokesman of the Lagos State Police Command, Olarinde Famous-Cole, an Assistant Superintendent of Police.
Famous-Cole said the officials would be charged to a mobile court on Saturday.
“The command has arrested 34 members of the Peace Corps,” he said.
“The organisation is illegal, therefore the command would charge the suspects to a mobile court tomorrow.”
Famous-Cole, however, did not give details on the offences committed by the officials.
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