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Murder Of A Citizen By An Officer: Insensitivity Of Customs


Murder of a citizen by a Customs officer and the insensitivity of the Customs Service — how not to do your job

The Vanguards of Democracy by this statement  condemn in the strongest terms, the weak, grossly insensitive and unacceptable insult to the sensibilities of Nigerians crafted by one DC Joseph Attah, the Public Relations Officer of the Customs Service in the name of a defense for a murder caught on camera.

First of all, we demand that the, Public Relations Officer who wrote that defense be suspended for bringing the Customs Service image he is meant to protect to ridicule and public disdain.

This is a very glaring evidence of gross incompetence and ineptness of a terrifying magnitude.

Reading the Press statement by DC Joseph Attah the Public Relations Officer, one would wonder what he would have written if this cold blooded act of shooting a man in broad daylight in a gangland style was not caught on live video.

We are particularly concerned about the response from the Customs Service because this singular action can be misconstrued to be a reflection of such an organization that should be an example of transparency and sincerity.

We are worried that with such a poor and abysmal handling of a sensitive case as this, the Public Relations Officer who put out that repugnant and puerile statement is going to bring serious integrity issues to the Customs Service, and must be redeployed immediately before he will cause more damages to the image of the reputable organization.

We also demand that the officer who pulled the trigger be dully handed over to the law for justice to take its course.

It is very important to note that we shall be left no option than to mobilize Nigerians to occupy the Headquarters of the Customs Service if by Wednesday, the 20th of February 2019, the Service refuses to bring this trigger happy officer out to face the law.

We shall ensure that this murder does not go away just like that.

We demand for very meticulous and sincere investigation into the matter as a matter of urgency.

We shall be waiting and consulting, believing that this would not be a case of  #AnotherWastedNigerian


Nze Ugo-Akpe Onwuka (Oyi II)

International Coordinator

See attached Vanguards of Democracy flyer as well as the Customs official statement:

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