A video is going viral on social media about a Nigerian Customs Officer who shot a man dead over alleged bribery of N5000.
Watch the Video Below.
However, DC Joseph Attah the Nigerian Customs Service Public Relations Officer confirmed the incident.
Read his full statement below.
“The attention of the Nigeria Customs Service has been drawn to a disturbing video going viral with conflicting narratives.
While it is painful and totally unnecessary to lose lives in anti-smuggling operations, today at Sagamu Interchange along Ijebu Ode, attempt to obstruct lawful performance of duty by passengers of a commercial bus (a white Toyota Hiace) suspected to be carrying bales of used clothing led to the death of a young man (Godwin) and serious injury of a Customs Officer ASC 1, Destiny Onebanho.
Contrary to some narrative, the young man was not a passenger of the bus but a good citizen who always comes to fetch water for Customs patrol men anytime they return to base. Preliminary findings indicate that it was during the skirmishes and struggle to disarm the officer that the rifle discharged and the friend of the Customs (Godwin) who lost his life. “The Service is already in touch with bereaved family.
Sadly, it should be noted that while attention shifted to the dead and the wounded, the passengers who filmed with incited commentary boarded their vehicle and left, leaving the wrong impression that it was one of them that was killed. While the wounded officer is under intensive care at the hospital, the patrol team has been recalled to the office for further investigation. DC Joseph Attah Public Relations Officer For: Comptroller-General of Customs”
Kate Henshaw a Nigerian Popular actress tweeted about the video, seeking for clarifications as to what really happened.
Warning: this video has images that may cause discomfort.
Can anyone confirm when and where this happened??
Can anyone confirm what the woman is saying and what actually transpired? pic.twitter.com/sbbCPlEmRJ
— Kate Henshaw (@HenshawKate) February 17, 2019