Acting Controller of Federal Operations Unit Zone A, DC Hussein Ejibunu has directed investigation into the murder of one of our operatives, (Customs Assistant 1) on Saturday night at Owode area of Ogun State by suspected smugglers.
In the statement endorsed by Theophilus Duniya, Customs PRO of FOU Zone A saying While condemning the Killing, the Acting Controller reiterated his resolve to keep suppressing smuggling and arresting perpetrators of the criminal activity.
Ejibunu said the killing will not deter FOU Zone A, under his leadership, from carrying out it’s statutory functions in the interest of national security and economy.
“The driver was killed during an operation after two vehicles laden with smuggled foreign parboiled rice were seized and being taken to Lagos.
In the course of the movement, Ejibunu disclosed that one of the vehicle developed mechanical problem and was being fixed when the suspected smugglers mobilised themselves in a large number with arms, charms, stones and other dangerous objects to murder the deceased officer.
“The body of the deceased has been deposited in a mortuary while investigations have commenced.