Uproar as Customs Official shoots Man dead over ‘N5,000 bribe’

An uproar has resulted over the viral videos where officials of the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) shot dead an unarmed civilian over a N5,000 bribe.

The tragic incident took place at the Shagamu interchange along Lagos-Ibadan expressway on Sunday.

In one of the videos, several commuters were seen arguing with customs officials, while commuters from other vehicles watched on.
A passenger was heard warning an official not to touch his phone, while some others were arguing with another official.
While the continued, a voice was heard saying, “Shoot him” and a gun went off immediately after.

Some people at the scene fled after heard the sound of the gunshot while others repeatedly shouted that the customs officials have killed someone.

In the video, one of the Customs officials, who lifted the man’s hand and realized that it fell to the ground, tried to get back into the official van of the customs but the apparently furious at the scene of the incident prevented the official and his colleagues from leaving the scene.

A lady in the video was heard saying in Pidgin English: “Customs don kill person, make una help them, una no dey go today.”
“Customs has killed someone because of N5,000. We are coming from abroad,” she added.
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