Crime

Customs Calls for Investigation into Murder of Officer in Ogun

The acting Comptroller of Federal Operations Unit Zone A, Mr. Hussein Ejibunu has directed an investigation into the murder of a Customs officer over the weekend at Owode-Yewa area of Ogun State by suspected smugglers.

The Acting Controller while speaking on the incident reiterated his resolve to keep suppressing smuggling and arresting perpetrators of the criminal act.

Mr. Ejibunu said the killing will not deter customs under his leadership from carrying out it’s statutory functions in the interest of national security and economy.

He added that seizures of smuggled wares and arrest of suspects will continue until the perpetrators change to legitimate trades.

The acting comptroller explained that the officer was killed during an operation after two vehicles laden with smuggled foreign parboiled rice were seized and being taken to Lagos.

He noted that one of the vehicle developed mechanical problem and was being fixed by the officers when the suspected smugglers mobilised themselves in a large number with arms, charms, stones and other dangerous objects to murder the deceased officer.

He stated that the body of the deceased officer had been deposited in a mortuary while investigations had also commenced.

Wale Oluokun

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