It was reported earlier, how an innocent citizen was gunned down by a customer officer at Shagamu interchange along Lagos-Ibadan expressway on Sunday for a bribe of 5,000 Naira.
The video showed clearly Nigeria citizens arguing with a custom officer while a man with the camera was heard telling the officer not to touch his iPhone x or else will replace it for him with his salary if anything should happened. While the argument continues the custom official move backward and fire a gun that killed a young man who has been identified
(Godwin). The man died immediately on the spot and the customs officer entered their van trying to run away but the apparently furious at the scene of the incident prevented the official and his colleagues from leaving the scene.
It will surprise you of what the Nigeria Custom service showed up to say regarding the accident. The stated was pronounced by custom Public Relations Officer who is known as DC Joseph Attah.
Read the statement:
“Today at Shagamu interchange along Ijebu Ode, an 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, ASC1, Destiny Onebamho.
“Contrary to some narratives, the young man was not a passenger of the bus but a good citizen who always come to fetch water for Customs Patrol men anytime they return to the base.
“Preliminary finding indicates that it was during the skirmishes and struggle to disarm the Officer that the riffle discharged and hit the friend of the Customs (Godwin) who lost his life.
“The Service is already in touch with the bereaved family.
“Sadly, it should be noted that while attention shifted to the dead and the wounded, the passengers who filmed with inciting commentaries 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,”.
Following his statement, some Nigerians express their grief of disappointment regarding his statement, saying what was said by the custom officer was all lie that the video showed it clearly how the custom official shifted back and fire the gun.