Customs Affirms Two Officers Wanted Over Importation Of Rifles

Akamanu Jennifer

The Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) has affirmed two officers wanted over their alleged role in clearing of the ammunition-laden container discovered along Mile 2, Apapa road, containing 661 illegal pump-action rifles. 

According to NCS comptroller general, Hameed Ali, has vowed that the officers, who cleared the 40-foot container, had weapons with them, and should be punished.

Customs later issued a statement, declaring Abdullahi I, with service number 44483 ASC, and Odiba Haruna Inah, with service number 133386, wanted.

They were reported to have absconded after the weapons were discovered.

“The above customs officers are wanted in connection with the clearance of a one-by-40-foot container no PONU/825914/3 found to contain 661 pump-action rifles,” read a statement signed by Dan Ugo, spokesman of the service.

“Whenever/wherever seen, they should be arrested and taken to the nearest customs formation.”

Earlier, Ali had revealed that the agency had arrested three other suspects: Oscar Okafor, Mahmud Hassan, and Sadique Mustapha in connection with the illegal arms.


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