Seized rifles: Wanted customs officers surrender

Seized rifles: Wanted customs officers surrender
February 02 11:12 2017

The two officers who were declared wanted by the Nigeria Customs Service in connection with the 661 pump-action rifles recovered in the Mile 2 Apapa area of Lagos State, have been detained.

The two officers, Abdullahi I, with service number 44483 ASC, and Odiba Haruna Inah, with service number 133386 ACIC, who were suspected of complicity in the arms deal and declared wanted,  submitted themselves to the Federal Operations Unit, Ikeja, on Wednesday.

They were declared wanted for clearing the container laden with 661 pump-action rifles in suspicious circumstances.

The two officers allegedly ran into hiding immediately the weapons were uncovered by customs officials attached to the FOU, Zone A, Ikeja.

The two men surrendered at the FOU office on Wednesday and were immediately detained.

Spokesperson for the FOU, Ikeja, Jerry Attah, confirmed the surrender of the customs officials.