The Federal High Court sitting in Abeokuta, Ogun state capital has convicted three accused persons for vandalizing official patrol vehicle attached to Team “H” Roving “A” Anti-Smuggling Patrol Team at Ashipa forest on 22nd September, 2017.
The accused persons, Yakubu Olamide, Paul Ayinla, and Ayinde Adebayo, was said to be guilty jointly and severally and sentenced them accordingly.
The Customs Area Controller of the Command, Comptroller Michael Agbara, stated this on Wednesday at the Idiroko border office of the command.
Comptroller Agbara said, “While the Command is unrelenting in pursuing other cases including the murder of one of its personnel (CA I Hamisu Sani) on the 6th of January, 2019 with the major suspect involved in the case now in custody, this will serve as a deterrent to other unscrupulous members of the society who might harbor the intention of harassing Security Agents while discharging their lawful duties.
“Moreover, a notorious smuggler based in Owode have been arrested and charged to a Federal High Court for smuggling of rice and presently on remand cooling his feet in Ikoyi Prison pending the fulfillment of his bail conditions”.
However, Comptroller Agbara commended the sister agencies, opinion leaders, heads of traditional institutions, eminent personalities, fourth realm of the estate (the Media) and other law abiding members of the public for their unflinching support to NCS in Ogun state.
“It is our believe that the new structure of Nigeria Customs Service in Ogun state will indeed be recipe for further cementing the existing relationship towards the overall growth, development and stability of our dear country Nigeria”.