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Lawmaker Accuses Customs Of Destroying Her Car With Bullets For Protesting Death Of Students

Lawmaker Accuses Customs Of Destroying Her Car With Bullets For Protesting Death Of Students

Hon Sikirat Ajibola, the lawmaker representing Ipokia/Idiroko Constituency at the Ogun State House of Assembly, has accused men of the Nigeria Customs Service of destroying her car with bullets after she approached their office located in Idiroko office, to seek details on the death of three students of Ojumo Community High School, Ihunbo.

Recall that Naija News had reported that three students were allegedly killed, while market women were injured when customs officers were conveying a smuggled car to their office.

The Ogun State chapter of the command had noted that the command is taking care of the injured victims.

Hon Ajibola while reacting to the incident stated that rare windshield of her car, a Nissan Murano, was allegedly destroyed by bullets from unidentified personnel of the NCS.

The lawmaker who condemned the death of the three students said, “it is so pathetic that the men of Nigeria Customs Service have denied members of my constituency the fundamental right to their life as stated in Section 33; Sub-section 1 of the 1999 constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.”

Hon Ajibola condemned the activities of Nigeria Customs Service that led to the death of three Secondary School Students in her Consistency on Monday.

She accused the command of invading communities in her constituency in-search of smuggled goods after levies have been paid.

The lawmaker pointed to the fact that there had been so many events which usually result in merciless killing of innocent and peaceful citizens of my Constituency.

Ajibola while speaking on a radio programme said, “I was in their office and they were still shooting for almost one hour. When I now packed my car, I just heard a sound like that of stray bullet. My back windscreen was broken. You need to see my car and see the damage done to it.”

She confirmed that three persons actually died in the incident, contrary to a statement by the NCS that one person died.

Ajibola also added that two youths of the community were shot at a time they were protesting the killing of the students; adding that, “those who were shot did not die, they were taken to the hospital.”

Speaking further, Ajibola said her damaged vehicle was not the problem, vowing that “all efforts will be made to put the perpetrator (killer) to justice.”

The Public Relations Officer of the NCS Ogun Area 1 Command, Abdullahi Maiwada, while speaking on the attack on the lawmaker denied knowledge of any damage done to Ajibola’s vehicle by any personnel of the Nigeria Customs Service.

By  Enioluwa Adeniyi 



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