Court Unfreezes Peace Corps’ 24 Accounts


The Federal High Court in Abuja has discharged the post-no-debit order it placed on 24 bank accounts belonging to the Peace Corps of Nigeria since June 23, 2017.

Justice John Tsoho in a ruling on Tuesday vacated the order after upholding the motion filed by the group and its national commandant, Mr. Dickson Akoh, who are also being prosecuted by the Federal Government before the same court.

The judge had placed the post-no-debit on the 24 accounts belonging to Peace Corps of Nigeria, following an ex-parte motion by the prosecution.

But Akor and the group, through a motion filed on July 5, 2017, challenged the order made by the court, accusing the prosecution of “suppressing and misrepresenting facts” in the ex- parte motion through which the prosecution obtained the order.

In his ruling on Tuesday, Justice Tsoho held that the prosecution had failed to controvert the allegation by the applicants.