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Monday, 14 August 2017

Custom officer murdered by Nigerian Army in Agbara

An officer of the Nigeria Customs Service, Baba Nwaguyawo, has been pounded to death while endeavoring to stop a caravan of the Nigerian Army at the Agbara end of the Lagos-Badagry Expressway on Friday.

The guard was apparently utilized as a redirection to sneak a few autos into the nation.

PUNCH Metro learnt that agents of the NCS at the Agbara checkpoint had endeavored ceasing the caravan for a standard inquiry when a Nigerian Army van guiding the armada slaughtered Nwaguyawo.

Our journalist accumulated that the perished, with benefit number 53225, was until his passing an against carrying agent of the Federal Operations Unit, Zone An, Ikeja, Lagos.

It was learnt that the four vehicles, suspected to be carried under the appearance of Army escort, were two units of Mercedez Benz Sports Utility Vehicle ML 350, one Toyota Venza, and a Mercedez Saloon auto.

A source stated, "The episode occurred on Friday. As a matter of fact, three joint units of traditions, including the NCS, Seme, Customs Intelligence Unit and Federal Operations Unit, were set to catch the vehicles which were being guided by a group of military men, drove by Captain A.M. Murnai with Force No. 45EB/15FER with Army operation vehicle no. NA2021B05.

"Each of the pirated autos had two warriors in garbs inside, as a demonstration of subterfuge and misleading, with Captain Murnai inside the guiding van.

"At the purpose of stop-and-hunt, the military men opposed and constrained their way through, thumping down the expired keeping in mind the end goal to clear path for the pirated vehicles to get away. Two of the carried vehicles smashed the traditions officer all the while.

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Our reporter learnt that the casualty's remaining parts were saved in the Lagos State University Teaching Hospital morgue, Ikeja.

PUNCH Metro assembled that a portion of the offenders, who were captured together with their official vehicle, were confined.

They were later moved to the Ibereko Barracks, Badagry, on the guideline of the Commanding Officer, Ibereko Barracks, for encourage cross examination.

The Public Relations Officer of the NCS, Mr. Joseph Attah, affirmed the occurrence.

He stated, "without a doubt we lost an officer in that shocking occurrence. Examinations are continuous by the Army and the NCS experts."

The representative for the 81 Division of the Nigerian Army, Lt. Col. Olaolu Daudu, said the issue was being researched.

"I am in Badagry now to examine the issue," he said.

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