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Custom officer attempting to intercept smuggled goods drowns in Lagos

  An Assistant Inspector of Customs, Aliyu A A, drowned while attempting to intercept suspected smuggled goods. The Nigerian Customs Service...

 


An Assistant Inspector of Customs, Aliyu A A, drowned while attempting to intercept suspected smuggled goods.

The Nigerian Customs Service, Western Marine Command made this known in a statement by its Public Relations Officer, Idaho Sulaiman, on Wednesday.

The agency said the incident happened about 06.10pm on Monday, while operatives of the command, Akere Surveillance/Monitoring team under Idiroko Outstation, were acting on credible information along Vawhe-Isalu creeks.

“The accident resulted to the death of Assistant Inspector of Customs Aliyu AA by drowning.

“The body of the deceased was found underneath the river with the assistance of villagers around the axis.

“The body was taken  to General Hospital Badagry and later deposited at the mortuary,  having been certified dead  by the doctor on call.

“The corpse was transported by air on-board MAX air airline to Kano on March 23,  on the request of the family of the deceased,” he said.

He said that the deceased, who hailed from Funtua Local Government Area of Katsina was was born on July 10, 1987.

According to him, Aliyu joined the NCS on Oct. 17, 2013 as Customs Assistant II (CAII) and got promoted to the rank of AIC on January 1, 2019.

“At this trying times, the Customs Area Controller, on behalf of the officers/men of the WMC, commiserate with the family of the deceased and pray for the repose of his soul and also for God to grant the deceased eternal rest,” he added.