Abdullahi Gana Muhammadu, NSCDC Commandant General

… After officer prevents judge from court

The commandant general of the Nigerian civil defence corp has call for calm and peaceful resolution of the misunderstanding following the release of a video showing an officer of the corp preventing a female judge , Justice Elizabeth Karatu , from entering the fourth chambers.

Justice Elizabeth Karatu

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The press release reads ….



Worried by the video in circulation on a social media alleging that the Corps personnel stopped a sitting judge from entering the court, the Commandant General of the Corps, Abdullahi Gana Muhammadu called for calmness and sued for peace in the state.

He said, the Corps is a law abiding agency of government meant to protect everyone and their property and could not do otherwise by infringing on the fundamental right of the people.

He said, sighting of the video on the social media, he has immediately called the state command and constituted a committee to look into the matter for appropriate action.

However, the report from the State, said the Court was under lock and key by the government and the personnel was assigned to protect the environment for being vandalised.

The report stated that, when the Judge came to the court premise, the personnel approached her to inform her of the development that she can’t gain entrance into the chamber as everywhere 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

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