Home Uncategorized FOU Zone ‘B’ Kaduna arrests officer accuse of extortion of N.5m from a car owner
Uncategorized - February 27, 2024

FOU Zone ‘B’ Kaduna arrests officer accuse of extortion of N.5m from a car owner

 

 

Stanley Ihedigbo

Federal Operations Unit (FOU) Zone ‘B’ Kaduna of the Nigeria Customs Service, says it has arrested the officer, who allegedly extorted N500, 000.00 from a car buyer named, Muhammad Dahiru Ahmad along Mokwa-Jebba Road in Niger state.

The Comptroller Dalha Wada Chedi while addressing journalists at the Unit headquarters in Kaduna, confirmed that “the suspected officer involved in this unwholesome act is indeed an operative of the Unit deployed to Mokwa Patrol Team in Niger State and this unfortunate incident occurred in the early hours of Thursday 22nd February 2024 as reported by the complainant.”

According to Chedi, the officer has been handed over to the Assistant Provost Marshal (APM) Customs Police Unit, Kaduna for further investigation.

“Upon hearing the alleged unfortunate incident, I directed the Customs Police Unit in the Zone that is responsible for enforcing discipline in the Service to apprehend the Officer and move him to the Unit’s Headquarters here in Kaduna for further interrogation. Also, the Complainant was invited to assist in the investigation as well”.

“The Comptroller General of Customs Bashir Adewale Adeniyi MFR and his Management team frowned at such unruly behavior as such the disciplinary committee will be diligent and firm. In fact, the Service is very pragmatic and practical in disciplinary cases and this one will not be an exception”.

“The Officer is hereby handed over to the APM Customs Police Unit for discreet investigation and the findings of the investigation will be transmitted to NCS-HQ for further action by the Nigeria Customs Service Board as it is the only body that handles the Appointment, Promotions and Discipline of all Senior Officers of the Service”.

“This unprofessional and ungodly act will not be condoned. A thorough investigation has just commenced by this handing over to unravel the facts surrounding the allegation and the outcome shall be made public to serve as a deterrent to others”. “We are deeply concerned and we assure the general public that the matter will be treated with the deserved vigour, decisiveness and transparency,” Chedi stated.

The Comptroller assured the general public that the Unit will update the general public as the investigation progresses.

“The Unit will continue to update the general public as the investigation progresses while appreciating the understanding and usual support of the public. I am humbly urging the general public not to relent in rendering such invaluable support,” he further said.

 

 

 

 

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