Ibrahim Idris Coalition says IGP is Nigeria’s ‘chief law breaker’
Coalition says IGP Ibrahim Idris is Nigeria’s chief law breaker.
The Coalition of Civil Society Organizations for Justice and Equity has accused the inspector general of Police, Ibrahim Idris of ‘constantly disobeying court orders.
The civil society group described as shameful, a situation where the IGP Idris who is supposedly the Chief Law Enforcement Officer “turns out to be the Chief Law Breaker with no respect for court orders.”
Spokesman of the group, Olayemi Success stated this while reacting to the IGP’s failure to obey the recent judgement delivered by Justice Gabriel Kolawole of the federal high court, where the Nigerian Police was ordered to unseal the corporate headquarters of the Peace Corps of Nigeria (PCN), with immediate effect
Success cautioned that the country may slide into a lawless state if the rate at which the Police boss disrespects court judgements is not not checked.
His words: “As at the time we checked, there was no order for stay of execution of the judgement delivered in favour of Peace Corps of Nigeria. It therefore goes without saying that IGP Idris and his men have no legal basis to remain in occupation of a property which they ought to have unsealed over a month ago.
“We make bold to say that this action of IGP Idris is the reason behind the recent complaint coming from the Chief Justice of Nigeria that the executive arm of government has constituted itself into a clog in the wheel of justice by refusing to obey court judgements. This is rather unfortunate and worrisome”,
“A situation whereby IGP Idris who is supposedly the Chief Law Enforcement Officer turns out to be the Chief Law Breaker with no respect for court orders, yet runs to the court for protection at every slightest opportunity is rather an aberration,” the group said.
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The group threatened to shut down Abuja next week to demand the IGP’s sack if he fails to unseal Peace Corps headquarters.
Recall that the Peace Corps headquarters located at 57 Iya Abubakar Crescent, off Alex Ekwueme way, opposite Jabi Lake, Abuja, had been under lock and key since February 28, 2017, when security agencies clamped down on the Corps, arresting its national commandant, Dickson Akoh and 49 others.