Update on Customs Official Who Shot Civilian Friend – Derin Olatunji

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Customs Official Who Shot Civilian Friend
Customs Official Who Shot Civilian Friend

Four of the Customs officials involved in the shooting of a civilian, Godwin Onoja, along Lagos-Ibadan Expressway on Sunday, 17th February, have been detained much to the satisfaction of the general public.

The shooting occurred last Sunday during an altercation between some officers in the Operations Unit, Zone A of the Nigeria Customs Service and passengers of a transport vehicle on its way to Benin. Read more…

The PRO for the NCS, Mr Joseph Attah in a statement given on Tuesday, said that the official responsible for the shooting, Destiny Onebamho is currently receiving treatment in a medical facility, but would be interrogated by the panel immediately he is declared fit for questioning. As will the other officers involved.

Onebamho was violently attacked and injured by the angry mob at the scene of the crime and was saved from being lynched by the response team who rushed to the scene.

Mr Attah further said that an investigative panel led by ACG Kaycee Ekekezie, Zonal Coordinator, Zone A, will be set up and a thorough investigation carried out immediately as directed by the Retired Comptroller-General of Customs, Col. Hameed Ali.

“We are pained by this sad development and share the grief of losing a fellow compatriot in a seemingly avoidable circumstance. We are and will continue to take every necessary step that will cushion the pain associated with losing a dear one. Consequently, the Comptroller-General of Customs, Col. Hameed Ibrahim Ali (rtd.), has directed a thorough investigation into the immediate and remote causes of the incident, with the view to ensuring that justice is served.”

Mr Attah also said that following the tragic incident, the NCS has remained in close contact with the grieving family.

He assured Nigerians that the results of the investigation would be made public and that all guilty operatives will be punished accordingly.

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