The Nigerian Customs Service has announced some major breakthroughs in its operations carried out by its men in the Idiroko axis of the Ogun area command with a series of seizures including cars, rice, vegetable oil and other smuggled items.
Among items seized by the command are 13 second-hand vehicles, 12 means of conveyance, 21 motorcycles, 1,168 bags of foreign rice (50 kg each), 221 kegs of vegetable oil (25liters each), five sacks secondhand shoes and two sacks of secondhand bags with a total Duty Paid Value (DPV) of N153, 858, 579, 153.00.
Some of the vehicles smuggled. Credit: Nigerian Customs Service
“Most spectacular among the seizures is a brand new Range Rover (velar) 2018 model seized and tagged ‘the seizure of the month’. The said vehicle has a DPV of N51, 285, 154,” AA Maiwada, the public relations officer for the command, said at a press briefing.
Maiwada also relived the incident that happened on February 7, when an officer was almost killed around the Ibeji River after he intercepted a Toyota Highlander (2014) suspected to have been smuggled into Nigeria.
“In the process, an officer received a life threatening injury from smugglers on his arm and fingers, although he is responding to treatment.
Some of the seized rice. Credit: Nigerian Customs Service
“Full scale investigation is ongoing to ensure that such mindless, irresponsible and unpatriotic criminals are brought to book to face the full wrath of the law.
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“However, officers will continue to exercise their functions in line with the rules of engagement with caution, but will respond appropriately on armed smugglers and economic saboteurs in a life threatening encounter,” he said saying the incident was a pointer to the fact that the media, traditional rulers and eminent personalities should play a greater role in exposing the grave danger customs officers face in the discharge of their duties.
NAIJ.com earlier reported that the Zone A Command of the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) , recently said it has deployed armed officials with a number of gunboats in surveillance of inland waters in Lagos and Ogun states so as to check the alleged diversion of petroleum products to nearby countries.
Aminu Dahiru, the assistant controller general and zonal coordinator in charge of Zone A, remarked in his speech in Lagos, that the zone is also prepared to outdo the N851bn revenue it made in 2017. Dahiru also stated that the service will ensure that all offenders of various customs are made to face the full weight of the law.
BREAKING: SSANU, NAAT, NASU suspend three month strike
The non-academic unions of universities, which began an industrial strike since December 4, 2017, has suspended its strike.
The Chairman of the Joint Action Committee of the unions.
Samson Ugwuoke, announced this decision at a briefing in Abuja on Wednesday, noting that “based on extensive consultations with our various organs, we hereby announce the suspension of the strike action embarked upon by JAC with effect from today, March 14.”
The JAC comprises of the National Association of Academic Technologists, the Non-Academic Staff Union of Educational and Associated Institutions and the Senior Staff Association of Nigerian Universities.
More details later…
CDQ Makes Peace With Ex BB Naija Housemate Ifu Ennada With This Message
It seems the feud and clap back replies between BB Naija 2018 ex-housemate Ifu Ennada and rapper CDQ is coming to an end as the rapper sent a public apology to Ifu Ennada and all the women who he had offended with his remark.
CDQ took to his Instagram page to give this public statement.
“To all the beautiful ladies out there I understand how hurtful my clap-back to Ifu Enanda of Big brother Naija was.
I was just shocked by the fabricated stories she was telling the world while she was on the Big Brother Show.
Mam, God knows we only met once. You did not even know my house neither do I know yours or any of ur family.
So I don’t understand where your drama is coming from.
You don’t take advantage of an artiste with any opportunity u have by fabricating lies because you want to get the world’s attention or pity… We human too and we got feelings.
My reply was to let u understand “You don’t play around fire expecting not to sweat” #Tunechi So biko Ifu-Enada Mabinu mami SayMama
Love reigns Woss .”
This comes after Ifu Ennada insulted him on Tv about his clap back calling her a one night stand and bipolar.
Read his post below.
✍️ To all the beautiful ladies out there I understand how hurtful my clap-back to Ifu Enanda of Big brother Naija was. I was just shocked by the fabricated stories she was telling the world while she was on the Big Brother Show. Mam, God knows we only met once. You did not even know my house neither do I know yours or any of ur family. So I don’t understand where your drama is coming from. You don’t take advantage of an artiste with any opportunity u have by fabricating lies because you want to get the world’s attention or pity… We human too and we got feelings. My reply was to let u understand “You don’t play around fire expecting not to sweat” #Tunechi 🔥 So biko Ifu-Enada Mabinu mami SayMama 😊🙏 Love reigns 💝 Woss ✌
Kidnapper Evans Sues Police, demands N1b In Damages
Chukwudumeme Onwuamadike, a.k.a Evans, has sued the police over alleged unlawful sealing of his property in Lagos. The alleged kidnapper is demanding N1b in damages.
The Inspector General of Police, Nigeria Police, Inspector General of Police, Intelligence Response Team, (IRT) , ACP Abba Kyari and DSP Phillip Rieninwa as respondents, are the respondents in the suit filed his lawyer, Mr Olukoya Ogungbeje.
As reported by Punchng;
”The applicant is seeking a declaration that the forceful seizure, confiscation and sealing of his property by the respondents without any court order is illegal, wrongful and unconstitutional.
He wants an order compelling the respondents jointly and severally to immediately and unconditionally release the properties as listed in the motion papers.
In addition, is asking the court for an order compelling the respondents to immediately and unconditionally unseal and vacate the applicants two residential houses located at highbrow area of Magodo in Lagos. .
Other reliefs are an order compelling the respondents to severally and jointly tender an apology to the applicant and to pay him the sum of N1 billion being general and exemplary damages for the alleged forceful seizure and confiscation of the applicant’s property without court order. .
A perpetual injunction restraining the respondents from tampering or taking any action against the applicant or any of his properties in relation to this case. .
Some of the properties listed in the application include N50m cash, two residential duplex, brigade wrist-watch worth $170,000, a phone worth $30,000 and five pieces of Saphono Rucci Diamond rings worth $100,000. .
Others are three Italian travel bags worth $55,000, 10 Spanish shoes each worth N2.5m, 20 KVA inverter set worth N10m, two sets of dinning table worth N8m. The applicant also wants N4m as cost of action against the respondents.”