Customs Identifies Officer Assaulting Civilian In Viral Video, Withdraws Him, Others From Patrol Duties


The Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) has effected the withdrawal of one of its personnel, and other team members from patrol duties following a viral video wherein the said officer was seen assaulting an unarmed civilian.

DC Timi Bomodi, the National Public Relations Officer, in a statement, said the incident took place on the Benin – Agbor Expressway on Saturday the 7th of May 2022 at about 5.00 pm.

“This officer and other members of that team from FOU Zone ‘C’ have since been withdrawn from patrol duties and are currently under administrative investigation at the NCS Zonal Headquarters Zone ‘C’ Port Harcourt.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.

DC Bomodi enjoined law-abiding persons to go about their activities without fear of intimidation or harassment “as we work assiduously to bring closure to this unwholesome incident.

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