The Nigerian Customs Service (NCS) says it has confined four of its officers who drew in travelers of a Hiace transport in a fight at Sagamu exchange territory last Sunday, which prompted a unintentional release of gunfire that killed one Godwin Agada Onoja.
An announcement discharged by the Customs National Spokesman, Joseph Attah today, says the four officers have been confined pending the result of examinations concerning the issue by the examination board headed by the Zonal Coordinator Zone An, ACG Kaycee Ekekezie. Peruse the announcement underneath
Following the awful occurrence on Sunday seventeenth February 2019 at Shagamu Interchange including Operatives of the Federal Operations Unit Zone A, which prompted the passing of a kindred native, Mr. Godwin Agada Onoja, the Nigeria Customs Service has kept on keeping up close contact with the deprived family. We are tormented by this tragic improvement and offer the distress of losing a kindred comrade in an apparently avoidable condition. We are and will keep on making each important stride that will pad the agony related with losing a dear one.
Thusly, the Comptroller-General of Customs Col. Hameed Ibrahim Ali (Rtd) has coordinated an exhaustive examination concerning the prompt and remote reasons for the occurrence with the view to guaranteeing that equity is served. In accordance with this mandate, the examination board headed by the Zonal Coordinator Zone An, ACG Kaycee Ekekezie has questioned and confined four individuals from the watch group. The board couldn’t quickly finish up the examination in light of the fact that the genuine officer (ASCI Destiny Onebamho) whose riffle released is directly accepting restorative consideration because of assault following the heartbreaking episode. He will confront the board when he is fit to do as such, to empower the board finish up examination and prescribe suitable action(s).
NCS is a trustworthy association known for uprightness and obligation. In accordance with our corporate qualities, we won’t shield any agent discovered needing in this continuous examination. The Service acknowledges people in general concern and compelling feelings drawn from the viral video with accounts that made different assessments.
Nigerians will review that in 2017, the Service made open its examination and rejection of five (5) officers involved in the unlawful arrival of the 661-siphon activity riffles from Apapa Port. The expelled officers were quickly given over for indictment close by the shipper and specialist. An arraignment that is continuous at the Federal High Court, Ikoyi Lagos.
In a similar vein, the continuous examination will be all encompassing including taking a gander at the weapon taking care of abilities and moves that must be made by the Service to perhaps forestall future event.
We will keep on refreshing the general population subtleties of each move made in the treatment of this disastrous occurrence.