Crime

Itori Youths On Rampage as Suspected Smuggler Kills Okadaman

Youths of Itori in Ewekoro Local Government Area of Ogun State have burnt five vehicles over the killing of a motorcyclist by a suspected smuggler.

The youths were reported to have gone on a rampage on the suspicion that the accident was caused by a Customs team stationed in the town.

Five vehicles parked in front of the hotel where the customs were reportedly lodging were burnt.

Witnesses said the timely arrival of Ogun State Commissioner of Police, Mr Lanre Bankole with his team saved the hotel from also being burnt.

A report had it that the suspected smuggler was trying to escape from the operatives of the Nigeria Customs, Federal Operations Unit (FOU), Zone ‘A’, Lagos, operating along the road when the motorcyclist was hit and died on the spot.

The Public Relations Officer, PRO, Customs FOU Zone “A” Command, Mr Theophilus Duniya, while responding to the incident said, the officers who were stationed some meters from the scene of the accident did not pursue the vehicle that killed the motorcyclist.

The Ogun State Police Command spokesperson, Mr Abimbola Oyeyemi also confirmed the incident.

Wale Oluokun

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