There was chaos in Olorunlere village in Ado-Odo Ota Local Government of Ogun State when alleged rice smugglers and men of the Ogun 1 Command of the Nigeria Customs Service there was firing of gunshot close to Alapoti, not distant from Olorunlere. On this post, we’ll view chaos as gangsters & customs officers exchange shots.
This is straight as the Customs has confirmed the disappearance of one of its officers, CA I (T) Taiwo J Odeyemi whose whereabouts is yet to be ascertained as at the time of filing in this report.
In a statement made available to newsmen on Friday, Spokesperson of the Ogun 1 Command of the NCS, Hammed Bukoye Oloyede clarified that the hoodlums, in order to evade arrest by the Customs perambulation team, began shooting at the Custom officers who also responded.
On Thursday, 3/12/2020 Officers of the Nigeria Customs Service, Ogun I Command during a mobile perambulation near Olorunlere village, close to Alapoti, Ado-Odo Ota Local Government Area of Ogun State stopped some cars loaded with belongings of foreign parboiled rice.
The supposed gangsters, detecting their defeat on spotting the patrol team, tried to avoid arrest and ultimately began shooting intermittently at the Officers. This caused a severe exchange of shots between the two sides.
As a result, the patrol requested for support. Though, before the intervention from other units, they were overpowered as a result to the numeric forte of the smugglers/gangsters.
Chaos As Gangsters & Customs Officers Exchange Shots
In the subsequent uproar, the Customs team strategically withdrew to permit the coming of the support’s teams.
On arrival of the armed officers and other divisions of Customs with Federal Operations Unit (FOU) as demanded by the CAC, the gangsters had already wrecked one of the official cars given to the squad.
It was later discovered that an official driver, CA I (T) Taiwo J Odeyemi was lost and has not been discovered as at the time of scripting this statement.
Currently, examination is continuing and effort is being made along with other security organizations and other serious investors to trace the location of the disappeared officer and save him alive.
The CAC intensely warned smugglers and their cohorts that the nonstop assaults left Officers with no choice than to use suitable force to tackle these recent surfs of illegal assaults on personnel carrying out their constitutional roles.
The Command is not discouraged by this and will step up its offensive against those whose interest is to make profits at the expense of the Nation. Lastly, the CAC has promised to guarantee that those responsible for this violence face the full fury of the law and justice.”
For certain inhabitants of Olorunlere, the gunfire sent ample dashing into their homes as no one was aware of where the exchange of fire was coming from.
When we heard the gunshots, many fled into their homes because it began unexpectedly. We didn’t know who was firing or being fired at,” an occupant who pleaded not to have his name publicized explained.
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