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Suspected smugglers kill Ogun Customs officer, dump body in pit

The Nigeria Customs Service, Federal Operations Unit, Zone A, has condemned the killing of an Inspector of Customs, identified as A. Onwegbuzie, by suspected smugglers in Ogun State.

Addressing journalists in Lagos on Wednesday, the acting Customs Area Controller in charge of FOU A, Hussein Ejibunu, noted that the victim’s body was dumped in a pit.

He vowed that the long arm of the law would catch up with those behind the murder.

Ejibunu said, “This  new  wave  of  the daring  attitude  of smugglers  has  claimed  the  lives  of  many  officers,  the  latest  being  the  hacking  to death  with  a machete  of  Inspector  of  Customs  Onwegbuzie  A.  along  Senator  Road, Ilaro  axis of  Ogun  State,  after  making  a  seizure  on  Wednesday,  March 2, 2022.

“The  officer  was  not  only  gruesomely  murdered,  but  his  body  was  dumped  in  a deep  pit.

“Nevertheless,  with  the  timely  arrival  of  other  patrol  teams,  three  arrests  were made  in  connection  with  the  murder; 78  bags  of  smuggled  parboiled  rice  at  50kg each  and  six  motorcycles  were  equally seized.”

He also said the command made N89,347,365.25 as revenue within the period under review.

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