Customs Storm Major Ibadan Market, Seize & Cart Away Truckloads of 'Foreign Rice'

Date: 01-05-2021 5:35 pm (1 month ago) | Author: kacy lee
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Men of the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) Federal Operation Unit (FOU) Zone A invaded Oja Oba Market in Ibadan in the early hours of Saturday and carted away truckloads of foreign bags of rice.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) gathered that the officers broke into shops and warehouses in the market taking away no fewer than eight truckloads of bags of rice.

NAN reports that the invasion is coming barely a month after a similar incident at Bodija market, where men of the service also carried out a similar operation.

The Public Relations Officer of NCS, FOU Zone A, Mr Theophilus Duniya, confirmed Saturday’s operation in a telephone interview with NAN in Ibadan.

Duniya said the act which established the service empowered it to break into any shop or warehouse whenever it suspects contraband items are stocked in them.

“Yes an operation was carried out at the market.

” I cannot ascertain the numbers of bags of rice that were evacuated presently.

“Normally after interception, examination are conducted where the bags are counted to ascertain the number.

” As I speak with you, am yet to get those information but I can confirm to you that there was an operation and some bags of rice were evacuated.

“The act establishing the service empowers men and officers of the service to break into any shop or warehouse upon reasonable suspicion of prohibited items stocked therein, with or without warrant,”
Duniya said.


Posted: at 1-05-2021 05:35 PM (1 month ago) | Addicted Hero
- nikiniki at 1-05-2021 05:48 PM (1 month ago)
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This is so wrong! If they've done their jobs how did the rice find their way into the market?
Posted: at 1-05-2021 05:48 PM (1 month ago) | Gistmaniac
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- GermoDon at 1-05-2021 09:47 PM (1 month ago)
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Dem no get Job
Posted: at 1-05-2021 09:47 PM (1 month ago) | Gistmaniac
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- Jiiitk4 at 1-05-2021 10:07 PM (1 month ago)
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Ibadan cowards. You allowed  them to get out of the market? They are taking the bags straight to North. To the IDP camps in the North. These Northerners are just intimidating our people. These custom official are definitely not from the South.
Posted: at 1-05-2021 10:07 PM (1 month ago) | Newbie
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- sheffy1981 at 1-05-2021 10:25 PM (1 month ago)
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They are thieves in uniform, the act that established your agency does not empower it to burgle any premises without a search warrant. What kind of country is Nigeria where everybody does whatever he or she likes? You robbed these traders and you are here talking about an act? In a country where the young ladies have mostly turned prostitutes, where insecurity is off the roof, in a country where the President is dumb like a dead wood. You claimed you are implementing an act? When did we start implementing laws in this country? You just chose people to steal from, when these people wake up we will change most of you criminals in uniform.
Posted: at 1-05-2021 10:25 PM (1 month ago) | Upcoming
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- gogoman at 2-05-2021 01:46 AM (1 month ago)
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if they try this nonsense for my own shopping mall, they will surely enter but never return again... go be like Bermuda triangle for una  Roll Eyes Roll Eyes Roll Eyes
Posted: at 2-05-2021 01:46 AM (1 month ago) | Addicted Hero
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- Eyioke at 2-05-2021 03:07 AM (1 month ago)
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Stop that custom,  bags u cannot detect before they were taken..why will u now go to shops to harass the sellers
Posted: at 2-05-2021 03:07 AM (1 month ago) | Upcoming
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