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Customs officer lynched to death by angry mob in Lagos (Photo)

oh dear, this is a sad case of being at the wrong place at the wrong time!
This is how it all started…
A 35-year-old man, Saturday Joel, was shot by officials of the
Nigerian Customs Service at the Seme border area of Lagos State on Thursday. Eyewitnesses said Joel was hit by a stray bullet while some customs
officers were trying to apprehend a motorist who was smuggling a red Volkswagen bus from Benin Republic into Nigeria.

After the shooting, some residents took to the
streets in protest. The residents were said to have alleged that customs
officials had killed at least three motorists this month under the
pretext that they were smugglers.
In the ensuing pandemonium, the customs officials
stationed in the area fled, however, a Superintendent of Customs,
identified as J. I Motojelu, was said to have been driving by at the
time.
PUNCH Metro learnt that in retaliation, the angry mob, led by a community leader, dragged the officer out of his Toyota Corolla car marked ABJ 663 DW, and killed him.
The irate mob, also set the deceased officer’s
vehicle ablaze and set up bonfires at the centre of the road.The
culprits were said to have used the opportunity to steal some items that
had previously been seized by customs. 
See graphic photo below:
 
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