Home of Nigeria Latest News and Updated Information
tag-iconNigerian News
tag-iconcustoms , ogun , smuggler

Two crushed to death as Customs chase suspected smuggler in Ogun

user_icon Posted by:
Tiamiyu Saheed Oluwatosin
views-icon Views:
like-icon Page likes:
dislike-icon Page dislikes:
calendar-icon Posted on: 2019-09-18 08:47:23
share-icon Share(s):

Tragedy struck at Akinale, in the Ewekoro Local Government Area of Ogun State, on Tuesday, when a bus being reportedly chased by men of the Nigerian Customs Service for allegedly transporting smuggled cartons of turkey somersaulted and crushed two persons to death.

It was gathered that the Customs officers were chasing the suspected smuggler along Abeokuta-Lagos Highway when he lost control and rammed into two innocent persons, including a roadside mechanic.

The Towulade of Akinale, Oba Olufemi Ogunleye, described the accident as unfortunate, blaming the driver and the Customs men for the incident.

He said, “Today’s accident is unfortunate and regrettable.

DO YOU KNOW >>> I couldn’t penetrate her – Pastor denies defiling 7-year-old girl

READ ALSO >>> Driver in court for reckless driving, killing two Customs officers in Lagos

“It is indiscipline on the side of the driver and equally part of indiscipline on the side of the government agency because the Customs ought to have nipped it in the bud right from the border. They should not be pursuing people on the main road.

“They were running after these people but after the accident, they have run away. They didn’t wait.”

The Ogun State Police Public Relations Officer, Abimbola Oyeyemi confirmed the incident.

Oyeyemi said, “It’s true the Customs men were chasing the bus and it somersaulted and killed two people.”

READ ALSO >>> Stop Ogun police from killing us – Students beg IGP, pass vote of no confidence on CP

READ ALSO >>> Navy apprehends eight suspected smugglers, seizes 112 drums of petrol in Akwa Ibom

BREAKING >>> I couldn’t penetrate her – Pastor denies defiling 7-year-old girl

For All Nigeria Past Questions Visit www.QUESTION.NG

Kindly share this post on different Social Media below


NOTE: User comments in this section are, as the name implies, provided by users of this website. The question.ng team is not responsible for, nor do they endorse, any of the information provided here.