The Federal Operations Unit (FOU) of the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) Zone A, opened an investigation into the murder of one of its agents (Customs Assistant 1) on Saturday evening in the Owode region in the ‘Ogun State by suspected smugglers.
FOU Zone A Acting Controller Hussein Ejibunu, in a statement by the unit’s customs PR manager, Theophilus Duniya, led the murder investigation.
Ejibunu, said the driver was killed during an operation after two vehicles loaded with contraband foreign parboiled rice were seized and taken to Lagos.
According to him, during the movement, one of the vehicles developed a mechanical breakdown and was being repaired when suspected smugglers mobilized in large numbers with weapons, charms, stones and other items. dangerous to kill the deceased officer.
Ejibunu said the body of the deceased was deposited in a morgue, while investigations began.
The Interim Controller reiterated his determination to crack down on smuggling and arrest the perpetrators of the criminal activity. He said the murder would not deter the FOU A zone, under his leadership, from performing their duties in the interests of national security and the economy.
The comptroller stressed that seizures of contraband goods and the arrest of suspects will continue unless the perpetrators agree to change their minds and conduct legitimate business.