Ogun Customs intercepts N64.2million Range Rover
.Records massive seizures
Arrests 2 suspects for smuggling
By Silas Onuoha
The seized N64.2million Range Rover (Velar):
The Ogun Command of Nigeria Customs Service, NCS, is in the news again, as the Customs Area Controller, CAC, of the Command, Comptroller Agbara Ojobo Michael and his team made spectacular seizure of a brand new Range Rover (Velar) 2018/2019 model, with a Duty Paid Value, DPV, of N64.2million,
Briefing newsmen at Idiroko, Comptroller Michael revealed that the spectacular seizure tagged, ‘seizure of the month’ happens to be the second of such seizure made this year.
According to him, “It is a propitious time when we have set the ball rolling in the quest to effectively perform our core functions of revenue generation, suppression of smuggling and facilitation of legitimate trade. It is pertinent to inform you that from May 2, to June 4, 2018, we generated total revenue of N437.8million”.
Comptroller Michael briefing newsmen at Idiroko:
His assertion, “In the area of anti-smuggling, the Command made seizures of 51 vehicles (19 Tokunbo vehicles and 32 means of conveyance), 5,103 bags of foreign rice (50kg each), 135 gallons of vegetable oil (25litres each), 33 bags of sugar (50kg each), seven bales of secondhand clothing, three bales, 36 sacks and 300 pairs of foot wears, 129 pieces of used tyres, 102 gallons of Premium Motor Spirit (PMS) of 25 litres each, and one sack of ladies handbags, with total Duty Paid Value of N370,892,666.00.”
The CAC further disclosed, “I am using this opportunity to inform you that 6,750 bags of rice (50kg each), 610 jerrycans of vegetable oil (25litres each), 59bags of sugar (50kg each), 326 bales of secondhand clothing, 100 cartons and 5,703 pairs of shoes among other items will soon be evacuated from both Abeokuta and Idiroko Government warehouses by Nigerian Army Corps of Supply and Transport for onward delivery to IDPs in Borno State”.
Some of the seized items:
“The aforementioned achievements notwithstanding call for concerted efforts of the media, traditional rulers and eminent personalities in the fight against smuggling. They are expected to enlighten and discourage their wards who indulge and aid smuggling to get a legitimate way of livelihood”.
“The above categorically affirms the unity of purpose and synergy existing among all hierarchies of different security services in Ogun State and Nigeria at large. The success of each is a collective success of all sister agencies. The primary goal is to serve Nigerians diligently without any form of compromise.”
“We are elated to inform you that our success story is incomplete without mentioning the support and cooperation we are receiving from Nigerian Army, the Police, Department of State Services, National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA, Nigeria Immigration Service, Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps among other agencies”.
The CAC at the press conference:
This is the first segment of this report. We will bring you more stories on the activities of Ogun Command in the last one month.
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