Customs invades Ibadan market, carts away truckloads of foreign rice

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(Sundiata Post) – The officers of the (NCS) Federal Operation Unit (FOU) Zone A invaded Oja Oba in Ibadan in the early hours of Saturday and carted away truckloads of foreign bags of rice

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) gathered that the officers broke into shops and warehouses in the taking away no fewer than eight truckloads of bags of rice.

NAN that the invasion is coming barely a month after a similar incident at Bodija , where of the service also carried out a similar operation.

The Public Relations Officer of NCS, FOU Zone A, Mr Theophilus Duniya, confirmed Saturday’s operation in a telephone interview with NAN in Ibadan.

Duniya said the act which established the service empowered it break into any shop or warehouse whenever it contraband items are stocked in them.

“Yes, an operation carried out at the market.

cannot ascertain the numbers of bags of rice that were evacuated presently.

“Normally after an interception, examinations are conducted where the bags are counted ascertain the .

” As speak with you, am yet those information but can confirm you that there an operation and some bags of rice were evacuated.

“The act establishing the service empowers and officers of the service to break into any shop or warehouse upon reasonable suspicion of prohibited items stocked therein, with or without warrant,” Duniya said.