The Nigeria Police Force had earlier described the Peace Corps of Nigeria (PCN) as an illegal organisation. Now, the police said it raided and sealed the Abuja office of the organisation because of its illegal operations such as collecting money from unsuspecting Nigerians for recruitment.
The spokesperson of the PCN, Millicent Umoru, has said that the police lacks the capacity to proscribe any registered organisation in Nigeria. Umoru added that it was only the Attorney-General of the Federation that possesses such powers as to issue federal government gazette, with the approval of the president.
Umoru also accused the police of whipping up negative sentiments against the Corps, which is internationally recognised by the United Nations and the African Union, so as to frustrate the highly anticipated presidential assent.