Customs react to alleged capturing of NURTW member by personnel

The Oyo/Osun Command of Nigerian Customs Service (NIS), on Sunday, reacted to the capturing of a member of the proscribed Nationwide Union of Street Transport Staff (NURTW) by a Customs officer in Oyo State.

DAILY POST gathered {that a} member of NURTW in Iseyin, in Oyo state, Mr. Lateef Aboki was on Friday allegedly shot by a Customs officer.

Aboki was shoot Friday night when some Customs officers went to Moniya-Iseyin park in Iseyin, whereas trailing a industrial bus suspected to be carrying some baggage of imported rice.

Customs officer allegedly shoots NURTW member over bag of rice in Oyo

Nevertheless, the Public Relations Officer of Oyo/ Osun command of NIS, Mr. Abdullah Lagos, has reacted, saying not one of the officers of the command was accountable for the capturing.

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Lagos, who spoke with DAILY POST on Sunday, stated that officers of the command weren’t accountable for the capturing of motorist that occurred on Friday in Iseyin space of the Oyo State.

He added that the officer concerned within the capturing is from the Federal Operation Unit, zone A of Nigeria Customs, Service.

“Instantly the incident reached us, the comptroller of the command, Mrs. Uche Ngozi has given a directive to the residential officers at Iseyin to rapidly intervene in different to restored normalcy across the space.

“We wish to state it categorically that the officers concerned within the incident weren’t from our command, they’re officers from federal operation unit, zone A.

“We’re but to give you any official assertion till once we are correctly briefed in regards to the incident, however for now, we wish to clear the air in opposition to the media experiences that the officers concerned have been from our command.

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“We didn’t have any drawback with the folks of Iseyin and Oyo State at massive, so we’re calling on harmonious between us and the folks, we additionally recognize the efforts of the Nigeria Police in the direction of making certain that normalcy comes again.

He, nonetheless, famous that the customized comptroller frowned at having casualty through the course of discharging duties by the officers of the command.

He added that the comptroller has stated that every one officers of the command ought to guarantee that they perform their duties in keeping with the foundations of engagements.

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