13 seized vehicles not Senator’s: Customs

Posted by News Express | 30 March 2017 | 1,275 times

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•Customs boss Hameed Ali.

The Nigerian Customs Service (NCS) has described as mischievous, publications in some print and online platforms indicating that the service had seized vehicles belonging to a Senator in Kano.

A statement issued on Wednesday in Abuja by Customs Public Relations Officer, Joseph Attah, stated that since this is capable of misleading the public into wrong insinuations, it is imperative to state the facts.

He further explained that operatives of NCS Compliance Team, based on credible intelligence, trailed the movement of some smuggled vehicles from Maigatari, Jigawa State to a house at Magaji Rumfa, GRA Kano.

He said, “On the 7th February, 2017, eleven vehicles, 10 Hilux and one Land Cruiser jeep were retrieved from the house at Magaji Rumfa GRA, Kano and taken for detention at the HQ of Customs Area Command Kano.”

According to him, the officers discovered there were no occupants in the house; hence the gate was forced open to retrieve the smuggled vehicles.

He also explained that investigation into the smuggling of the vehicles is still on to establish the true owner.

“From the above, it is clear that whoever introduced the ‘Senator’ angle to the story is out for pure mischief and does not represent the position of the service on this issue. Accordingly, the false and misleading report should be discountenanced please.”

Source: News Express

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