The Ogun State Command of the Nigerian Customs Service has reacted to the dying of Idowu Moses, who was reportedly killed by a stray bullet fired by a few of its officers on Saturday.
DAILY POST reviews that Moses, a panel beater, was hit by the bullet in his head at Oja Odan, Yewa North Native Authorities Space of Ogun State; he ultimately died on Sunday.
Residents of Oja Odan have blamed the lads of the Nigerian Customs Service for the ugly incident, accusing them of capturing sporadically for no simply trigger.
Reacting in an announcement on Monday, the NCS, by its Spokesperson, Hammed Oloyede, advised DAILY POST that its males from Zone B, Ogun I Command, intercepted 18 luggage of international rice from some suspected smugglers alongside Oja-odan, Egua axis.
He stated the officers additionally seized a motorbike left behind by one of many suspected smugglers, who absconded after sighting its officers.
Oloyede acknowledged that the stated rice and the bike have been evacuated contained in the official patrol van and the workforce left the spot of the arrest.
“On their means out, our Officers have been ambushed and attacked by a mob, armed with harmful weapons together with dane weapons, bottles, stones and charms, which have been used to launch a vicious assault on our Officers and Males.
“One Officer, an Assistant Superintendent of Customs II, AK USMAN was kidnapped alongside together with his rifle by the hoodlums. The workforce instantly referred to as for reinforcements of each Customs and different safety businesses for help in restoring legislation and order.
“The reinforcements have been well timed because the Police contingent have been in a position to rescue the kidnapped officer in a bush path. Upon his rescue by the Police, the kidnapped officer was discovered to have been overwhelmed to stupor. The journal of his rifle loaded with 19 rounds of ammunition was discovered empty of the ammunition and was broken.
“This is a sign that the hoodlums fired his rifle which may have led to the dying of the sufferer, provided that the hoodlums are untrained within the dealing with of such weapons,” the assertion learn.
Whereas expressing regrets over Moses’ dying, Oloyede insisted that the sufferer should have been shot by the suspected hoodlums.
He stated, “Nigeria Customs Service famous with remorse the dying of 1 Mr Idowu Moses stated to have been hit by a stray bullet suspected to have been fired by one of many hoodlums utilizing the firearm of the kidnapped officer. This explains why the rifle was returned with no single ammunition.”
He added that “investigation is ongoing and the result shall be made public.”
DAILY POST reviews that circumstances of extrajudicial killings involving the NCS have turn into a supply of fear to residents of border communities within the Yewa axis of Ogun State.