Smugglers machete Customs officer, ambush patrol team in Ogun –

Imo opposition leaders commend Uzodimma’s efforts

By Steve Agbota


Daredevil rice smugglers, at the weekend, ambushed a team of customs officers on patrol at Sango area of Ogun State, injured one of the officers in the process.

Are you a Man 40 yrs and above? Do not miss the Vital Information, it goes off in 2 days! CLICH HERE to READ .

An eyewitness disclosed that the team had sighted a convoy of trucks loaded with foreign parboiled rice being ferried to the Sango market by suspected smugglers.

According to him, the team had successfully seized one of the trucks and was in the process of intercepting others when the smugglers, along with some urchins, invaded one of the patrol vans left behind to protect the earlier seizure.

 The urchins, in their numbers, tried to snatch one of the rifles from one of the officers. The witness said the urchins’ matcheted the officer for refusing to release his rifle.

READ ALSO:  President Buhari Appoints New AfDB Executive Director

“As soon as the officer became unconscious, the urchins took away his gun and fled when they sighted other patrol teams” the source said.

 Last year, two customs officers were killed and their bodies dumped in a nearby river while their rifles were taken away by suspected smugglers.

Premature Ejaculation & “Small Joystick” Resolved in 7Days… Click Here For Details .

 Several of the perpetrators have since been arrested and are standing trial in different courts in the state.

Acting Controller of the Federal Operations Unit (FOU), Zone A, Kehinde Ejibunu, who confirmed the attack, said the officer sustained deep matchet wound in his head.

 Ejibunu said the officer almost paid the supreme prize for refusing to allow smuggled rice into the country, but is presently being treated in an undisclosed hospital.

 “Why did you want to kill a customs officer over bags of rice that are not good for human consumption?” He queried. The rice in question is poisonous. The people of Benin Republic do not eat such rice considered harmful to human health.

READ ALSO:  Telecoms subscribers changing GSM operator rise by 100% –NCC

“We will fish them (perpetrators) out from their hideouts and they will be made to face the wrath of the law. I have informed the Olota of Ota and I have told him that I don’t want to see a single grain of smuggled rice in that area.

“We have a joint security team on standby and we will soon storm the market in Ota if the attackers of my officers are not brought before me.”

News Source

Tech Solutions with THE DGIT:

Build Your Websites and Mobile Apps

%d bloggers like this: