A Location Specifically at Oja-odan, Egua Axis was on Saturday 26th September 2020 had smugglers Abducted and attacked ogun custom 1 personnel, identified as Assistant superintendent of custom ASC AK Usman.
Explaining further in a statement, the Ogun 1 Custom Public Relation Officer Asc Hakeem Oloyede said the zone B team of the command went on information patrol along Oja odan and intercepted about 18 bags of foreign parboiled rice 50kg each from a convoy of motorcycles and another motorcycle left behind by some suspected smugglers who accordingly absconded with some other motorcycles after sighting their officers.
He said the intercepted rice was however evacuated inside the official patrol van and the team left the spot of the arrest, while on our way out, officers were ambushed and attacked by a mob armed with dangerous weapons including Dane gun, bottles, stones and charms which was used to launch a vicious attack on our officers and men.
Oloyede said one officer, an Assistant superintendent of custom AK Usman was abducted along with his wife by the hoodlums.
He said the team immediately called for reinforcement of both custom and other security agencies for assistance in restoring law and order.
The reinforcements were timely as police contingents were able to rescue the abducted officer in a bush path adding that upon his rescue by the police, the abducted officer was found to have been beaten, the magazine of his rifle loaded with 19 rounds of ammunition was found empty and damaged
“This is an indication that the hoodlums fired his rifle which could have led to the death of one Mr Idowu mosses given that the hoodlums are untrained in the handling of such weapon”.
“Consequently a suspect in connection to the mayhem that led to the ugly incident has been arrested at the scene and had been detained for further investigation”.
“The Nigeria customs service note with regret the death of one Mr Idowu mosses said to have been hit by stray bullet suspected to have been fired by one of the hoodlums using the firearm of the abducted officer as these explain while the rifle was returned without single ammunition”.
The statement put further that investigation is ongoing and the outcome shall be made public