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UQ PhD Scholarship in International Rapid Switch Initiative for International Students in Australia, 2018

He Was a Friend – Official Press Release From Nigeria Customs On yesterday’s Shooting

Public Relations Officer of the Nigeria Customs Service, DC Joseph Attah, confirmed that the incident occurred yesterday, at the “Sagamu Interchange, along Ijebu Ode”.

He, however, said contrary to claims that the person killed was a passenger, the man who was shot was a friend of the officials.

According to the Customs, the incident occurred during an attempt to obstruct the lawful performance of duty by passengers of a commercial bus (a white Toyota Hiace) suspected to be carrying bales of used clothing.

Attah said that preliminary findings indicate that the deceased identified simply as Godwin was hit accidentally “during the skirmishes and struggle [by the passengers] to disarm the officer”.

Read the 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 the 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

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  • Applications Deadline: September 20, 2018
  • Course Level: Scholarship is available to study PhD programme.
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The applicant should possess excellent academic credentials, including a primary Honours degree qualification (Honours Class 1 or Class 2A) or a Masters degree in a relevant professional area.

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