Worried by the trending video on social media alleging the Corps personnel of preventing a sitting judge in Kebbi State from entering the court last week the Commandant General of the Corps, Abdullahi Gana Muhammadu called for calm and sued for peace in the state.
He said, the Corps as a law abiding agency of government charged with the responsibility of protecting the populace and their property, could not do such by infringing on the fundamental human right of the judge rather its personnel were deployed to protect the area and to maintain peace.
He stressed, when his attention was drawn to the video on the social media, he summoned the State Commandant to the Headquarters in Abuja and also constituted a committee to look into the matter for appropriate action.
However, the report from the State said, the Court entrance was under lock and key by the government and the personnel was assigned to protect the environment from being vandalized as requested by the State Judicial Council in a letter to the State Command.
The report read further that, upon the arrival of the Judge to the court premise, the personnel approached to inform her that the entrance is under lock and key but unfortunately he was not given a listening ear rather was alleged of preventing the judge from entering.
Gana reiterated that, the Corps under his watch will never take side rather will deliver quality services to all and sundry irrespective of class or creed. Therefore, the incident should not be misunderstood or giving different interpretations.
He said, the Corps does not have any ulterior motives towards anyone. He called on the Executive, Legislative and Judiciary for peaceful resolution as well as the Nigeria Bar Association and urged them to be calm as the Corps respect the sanity of every office.
DCC Emmanuel Okeh