Police Rejects NPF Van Seize By Custom
In order to maintain the integrity of the Police force, the Ogun State police command has denied ownership of a vehicle seized in the state by the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS).
Bamidele Makinde, the NCS Controller in Ogun 1 Area Command, informed newsmen on Tuesday that the car with the police registration plate PF 1089 SPY was caught with 27 bags of imported parboiled rice.
According to Makinde, the driver of the vehicle bolted when he saw customs inspectors on the route.
When reached by reporters, Ogun State police spokesman Abimbola Oyeyemi stated that he was unaware of any NCS seizure of a police van, but promised to look into it.
In an official reaction on Tuesday evening, Oyeyemi said the command would not have loved to join issues with the NCS, saying however, that in order to set the record straight, there is need to make some clarifications.
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