Nigeria Customs Takes Disciplinary Action Against Officer Who Extorted ₦500k From A Car Buyer

The Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) has taken disciplinary action against an officer who allegedly extorted the sum of ₦500,000 from a car buyer by name Muhammad Dahiru Ahmad along Mokwa-Jebba Road in Niger State....READ FULL ARTICLE

The Comptroller, Federal Operations Unit Zone ‘B’ Kaduna, Comptroller Dalha Chedi, handed over the officer to the Assistant Provost Marshal (APM) Customs Police Unit, Kaduna, at the Headquarters of the Unit in Kaduna today, Monday, 26th February 2024.

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While addressing newsmen, Comptroller Chedi confirmed that the suspected Officer is an operative of the Unit and that the unfortunate incident occurred in the early hour of Thursday, 22nd February 2024, as reported by the complainant.

He said :

“Upon hearing the alleged unfortunate incident, I directed the Customs Police Unit in the Zone responsible for enforcing discipline in the Service to apprehend the Officer and move him to the Unit’s Headquarters here in Kaduna for further interrogation. Also, the Complainant was invited to assist in the investigation”.

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According to him, Customs boss , Bashir Adewale Adeniyi and his Management team frown at such unruly behavior, “as such, the disciplinary committee will be diligent and firm. In fact the Service is very pragmatic and practical in disciplinary cases and this one will not be an exception”.

Comptroller Chedi condemned the act while also assuring that the outcome of the investigation would be made to the public to serve as a deterrent to others.

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“This unprofessional and ungodly act will not be condoned. A thorough investigation has just commenced by this handing over to unravel the facts surrounding the allegation. The outcome shall be made public to serve as a deterrent to others”.

“We are deeply concerned and assure the general public that the matter will be treated with the deserved vigour, decisiveness and transparency.” he added....READ FULL ARTICLE

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