The Nigeria Customs Service has reacted to a video making the rounds on social media showing one of its officers assaulting an unarmed civilian.
According to the National Public Relations Officer, For Comptroller-General of Customs, DC Timi Bomodi, the action took place on the Benin – Agbor Expressway on Saturday the 7th of May 2022 at about 5.00 pm.
In a statement, Bomodi said, “This officer and other members of that team from FOU Zone ‘C’ have since been withdrawn from patrol duties and are currently under administrative investigation at the NCS Zonal Headquarters Zone ‘C’ Port Harcourt.
“Officers of the Nigeria Customs Service have been trained to carry out their duties with dignity and respect, and are expected to display decorum in all their conduct at all times. Where they fail to carry out their brief as assigned, appropriate sanctions are applied to enforce discipline. The NCS would like to reassure the general public of its commitment to the welfare and safety of all citizens and frowns seriously at any act by its personnel capable of misrepresenting its corporate image.
“We ask that all law-abiding persons go about their activities without fear of intimidation or harassment as we work assiduously to bring closure to this unwholesome incident.”