Customs Officers Found With Arms, Ammunition In Seaports Dismissed, Facing Prosecution


LAGOS SEPTEMBER 21ST (NEWSRANGERS)-The Nigeria Customs Service has said that many officers are undergoing different disciplinary cases.

The National Public Relations Officer of NSC, Abdullahi Maiwada, while featuring on a television programme on Wednesday, said that some officers of the service who were found with arms and ammunition inside the seaports in 2017 had been dismissed and were being prosecuted.

Maiwada did not, however, disclose the names of the affected officers.

“A lot of officers are undergoing disciplinary cases. Some who were found to be with arms and ammunition some years back in the port have been dismissed from the service and handed over to relevant agencies for prosecution.

“We have laid down procedures and punishments to ensure punitive measures on those who are not doing well. I think we need to balance between carrot and stick. It is not only about punishment, but it is about having an equilibrium when it comes to somebody who is doing very well and someone who has failed in his responsibility,” he asserted.

The customs image maker said that the service has compensation packages for rewarding those who have worked hard.

“For instance, those who intercepted tramadol and other drugs at Tincan Island were commended by the Controller General of Customs. Those who intercepted fake dollars at Seme were commended. Those who intercepted arms at Ports & Terminal Multipurpose Limited and Apapa have also been commended.


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