Fed, Operations Unit of Customs to take over investigation of seized 440 rifles
440 pump action guns being inspected by officers
The Comptroller General of Customs, Col Hammed Ali (retd), has ordered that the impounded 440pump action guns be moved to the Federal Operations Unit (FOU) of the service in Ikeja, as investigation continues.
The Public Relations Officer of Tin Can Island Customs Command, Mr. Uche Ejesieme, said the container would be moved to FOU before the close of work Wednesday.
He also added that the Customs Area Comptroller, Mr. Yusuf Bashar, has expressed concern over the frequency with which illegal imports were shipped into the country and as such, directed all officers in the command to be on the alert to ensure unwholesome cargoes were detected.
A visit to the port showed that the offensive consignment had been loaded on a truck waiting to be moved to the FOU in Ikeja.