Customs officer slaps Lagos magistrate

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ID Card of the custom officer who slaps a Magistrate

Kazeem Ugbodaga

Officers of the Nigerian Customs Services, Federal Operations Unit, Zone ‘A’ Ikeja have attacked a Magistrate of the Lagos State Mobile Court, Magistrate Lekan Aka-Bashorun and carted away court exhibits with recording gadgets.

ID Card of the customs officer who slaps a Magistrate

One of the fully armed Nigerian Customs Assistant ‘1′, Mr. Yusuf S. S with Service No. 48730 and a card No. 368 attached to the Federal Operations Unit, Zone ‘A’ Ikeja was said to have slapped Magistrate Aka-Bashorun for ordering his court officials to impound Nigerian Custom officers private vehicles for traffic offences.

His other armed men beat-up two para-military officials and manhandled two Superintendents of Police attached to the Lagos State Task Force, Sunday Ikharere and Adeloye Okunola at the gate of their premises in Ikeja.

Two customs officers arrested and later released

Taskforce spokesman, Taofiq Adebayo said officers of the Nigerian Customs Service at Ikeja who trooped out en-mass angrily and violently reacted to the operatives of the Lagos Mobile Courts, claiming that they were Federal Government Agency and were fully exempted from any of the Lagos State Government’s laws, particularly the Lagos State Road Traffic Laws of 2012.

The operatives of the Court commenced its operations from Allen Avenue in Ikeja, impounding both commercial and private vehicles for various traffic offences down to the Nigerian Customs Operations Unit, Ikeja area where private vehicles were flagrantly parked along the walkways beside an illegal car wash despite a ‘No Parking’ signs printed by the Management of Nigerian Customs on the walls of the premises.

“After impounding all these vehicles beside the Nigerian Customs premises by officials of the Lagos Mobile Court for various traffic offences, men of the Nigerian Customs Services angrily barricaded the highway with heavy stones and used tyres and descended upon court officials and all impounded vehicles’ registrations …Read More

Source:: PM Newspaper