Customs respond to suspected shooting of NURTW member by staff

Customs respond to suspected shooting of NURTW member by staff


On Sunday, the Oyo / Osun Command of Nigeria Customs (NIS) reacted to the shooting of a member of the National Road Transport Workers Union (NURTW) banned by a customs officer in Oyo .

ONTOPNAIJA has learned that a NURTW member in Iseyin, Oyo , Mr. Lateef Aboki reportedly shot dead by a customs officer on Friday.

Aboki shot dead on Friday evening when customs officials visited Moniya-Iseyin Park in Iseyin, as they followed a commercial bus suspected of carrying sacks of imported rice.

Customs officer allegedly shot NURTW member sack of rice in Oyo


However, the public relations officer of the Oyo / Osun command of the NIS, Mr. Abdullah Lagos, reacted, saying that none of the officers command were responsible for the shooting.

Lagos, who spoke with ONTOPNAIJA on Sunday, said officers command were not responsible for the shooting of a motorist on Friday Iseyin area of ​​Oyo .

He added that the officer involved shooting from the Federal Operations Unit, Zone A of the Nigerian Customs Service.

“Immediately the incident reached , the command controller, Ms. Uche Ngozi instructed the residential officers in Iseyin to quickly intervene others to restore normalcy the area.

“We want to categorically that the officers involved incident were not from our command, they are officers from the Federal Operational Unit, Zone A.

“We have not yet made official statement until we are properly briefed on the incident, for now we want to clarify the situation media reports that the officers involved were from our command.

“We had no problem with the of Iseyin Oyo in general, so we call for harmony between the , we also appreciate the efforts of the Nigerian police to ensure let normality return.

He noted, however, that the Customs Comptroller frowned the thought of having suffered losses in the performance of their duties by officers in the command.

He added that the comptroller said all officers in the command should ensure that they carry out their duties in accordance with the rules of engagement.

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