- The Nigerian Customs Service (NCS) has issued a statement in response to viral video of one of its officers attacking an unarmed civilian
- The NCS has pledged that it will sanction any of its employees found to have violated the required code of conduct.
- Meanwhile, the administrative investigation has already begun, as have the officers involved in the scandal withdrawn from the service
Nigeria Customs Service has finally responded to the unruly behavior of one of its officers who attacked Samson Nwachikwu, an adviser to the governor Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta State.
The NCS, in a statement issued by its spokesman Timi Bomodi on Monday, May 9, described the officers’ behavior as unruly.
< p class="align-left">According to the statement, the accused officers withdrawn from their patrol duties and are currently under administrative investigations at NCS Zonal Headquarters, Zone ‘C’ Port Harcourt.
It is recalled that the accused officers were walking along the dual carriageway Benin-Agbor were on duty when they attacked Mr Samson fen Nwachuckwu.
Nwachuckwu is a Human Rights Volunteer and Special Assistant to the State Governor Ifeanyi Okowa kept his cool when he was hit by the customs officer, as seen in the viral video.
The incident was noted to have drawn mixed reactions online and many people complained about the harassment in the country.
NCS to sanction unruly officers
Meanwhile, the Nigerian Customs Service said appropriate sanctions will be imposed on the suspected officers.
“Officials in the Nigerian Customs Service have been trained to perform their duties with dignity and respect and are expected to do so do at all times play propriety in all their conduct.
“If they do not carry out their assignment as assigned, appropriate sanctions will be applied to enforce discipline.”
The NCS also assured the public that it will continue to fulfill its duty to protect life and property and also to ensure public peace.
“We ask everyone to comply with the law His people go about their activities without fear of intimidation or harassment as we work tirelessly to bring this ominous incident to an end.”
2023: PDP more united, more united than ever, says Governor Ifeanyi Okowa< p class="align-left">In another development, Governor Okowa said the PDP had never been stronger, more united and more united than it is now and warned against actions that could undermine the new spirit in the party.
The governor of the league State Delta said if PDP supporters avoided acts that could lead to distraction, the party would win massively in the 2023 general election.
He made the remarks while swearing in his Senior Political Adviser and three Special Advisers at Government House, Asaba.
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Meanwhile, a group, which works under the aegis of the Northern Professionals Forum (NPF), called Governor Okowa’s bid for the presidency in 2023.
The panel, made up of professionals from various fields , noted that governance must not be placed in the hands of those who least understand what infrastructure, human capital, and socio-economic development was all about under the guise of politics.