UPDATE: 2 customs officers surrender, another declared wanted.

Abdullahi I and Odiba Haruna Inah, the Nigerian Customs Service (NCS) officers declared wanted in connection with the importation of 661 pump-action rifles in Lagos, have reported to the authorities.


According the PUNCH, the wanted officers surrendered to the federal operations unit (FOU) of the NCS in Ikeja, Lagos, on Wednesday.


Quoting a source, the newspaper  said the officers were being interrogated.


“They have surrendered for arrest. They came today shortly after they were declared wanted,” the source reportedly said.


“While one came in the morning, the other surrendered around 4pm. They have been taken into custody and are currently undergoing interrogation.”


On Monday, officials of the NCS uncovered 49 boxes in a mark truck with registration number BUG 265 XG, in the Mile 2 Apapa Road axis of Lagos.




The weapons were concealed in the boxes.


Hameed Ali, comptroller-general of customs, had vowed that the officials who cleared the firearms would be dealt with in accordance with the law.


Subsequently, they were declared wanted.


Meanwhile, customs has also declared Yola Babakiri Ibrahim, another officer, wanted in connection with the rifles recovered.

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