Nigeria – The acting Comptroller of Federal Operations Unit Zone A, DC Hussein Ejibunu has directed investigation into the murder of a Customs Assistant 1 on Saturday night at Owode-Yewa area of Ogun State by suspected smugglers.
While condemning the Killing, the Acting Controller, according to the FOU Zone A spokesperson, Theophilus Duniya reiterated his resolve to keep suppressing smuggling and arresting perpetrators of the criminal activity.
Comptroller Ejibunu said, the killing will not deter FOU Zone A, under his leadership, from carrying out it’s statutory functions in the interest of national security and economy.
He added that seizures of smuggled wares and arrest of suspects will continue unless the perpetrators embrace a change heart and do legitimate trades.
Duniya said, the officer was killed during an operation after two vehicles laden with smuggled foreign parboiled rice were seized and being taken to Lagos.
“In the course of the movement, one of the vehicle developed mechanical problem and was being fixed when the suspected smugglers mobilised themselves in a large number with arms, charms, stones and other dangerous objects to murder the deceased officer.
“The body of the deceased has been deposited in a mortuary while investigations have commenced”, he said.