Nigeria Police Force has detained the Commandant-General of the Peace Corps of Nigeria, Mr Dickson Akoh.
Akoh had been in his home state of Benue where he was receiving traditional medical attention due to his ill-health.
He was detained at exactly 5:40pm on the order of a senior officer of the Criminal Investigation Department.
NAIJ.COM gathered that Akoh is currently at the office of Special Anti-Robbery Squad where he is being held.
A group of journalists, including a NAIJ.COM reporter who went to SARS to confirm the arrest were chased away by security operatives who shot in the air twice.
Another enquiry at the FCT Police headquarters by reporters was met with stiff resistance by policemen at the entrance of the police building.
The Nigeria Police had earlier declared Akoh wanted.
When reached on the phone, the FCT Police public relations officer, ASP Manzah said he doesn’t have details of the arrest.
Reacting to the incident, spokesperson of the Peace Corps, Patriot Millicent Umoru stated that an Admin Officer of the police she simply identified as ‘Mr Abdullahi’ threatened to ”kill someone” apparently referring to Akoh.
‘Should anything happen to him (Akor), we will hold him (Abdullahi) responsible, because he was saying it openly” Umoru said on the phone.