Nigeria Customs release statement on the 661 guns intercepted in Lagos, arrest 3 people
On Sunday 22nd January 2017, the Roving Team of the NCS Federal Operations Unit while on information patrol intercepted a Mack truck with registration number BDG 265 XG conveying a 1x40ft Container with Number: PONU/825914/3 along Mile 2 Apapa road.
The truck was immediately taken to the premises of FOU Zone A, Ikeja where Physical examination revealed49 boxes containing a total number of 661 pieces of pump action rifles concealed with steal doors and other merchandize goods.
These Rifles are under absolute prohibition; therefore its importation is illegal. Such deadly contravention of the law is even more unacceptable considering the fragile security situation in some parts of the country.
Already three suspects have been arrested in connection with this illegal importation. They are: Oscan Okafor (Importer) age 51, Mahmud Hassan (Clearing Agent) age 56 and Sadique Mustapha (accompanying the consignment to its destination) age 28.
Investigation has already commenced to fish out all persons involved in the importation and clearing of the consignment. Already, the Officers involved in the clearance of the container are with the Comptroller FOU Zone ‘A’Ikeja.