The Nigeria Customs Service has vowed to sanction its official seen a viral video assaulting the Special Adviser to Governor Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta State.
The assault took place on Saturday evening on the Benin-Agbor expressway at about 5.00 pm.
A statement issued by Customs National Public Relations Officer, DC Timi Bomodi, on Monday reads, “The attention of the Nigeria Customs Service has been drawn to a video making the rounds on social media.
“In it, one of our officers was recorded assaulting an unarmed civilian. This action took place on the Benin-Agbor expressway on Saturday the 7th of May 2022 at about 5.00 pm.
“This officer and other members of that team from FOU Zone ‘C’ have since been withdrawn from patrol duties and are currently under administrative investigation at the NCS Zonal Headquarters Zone ‘C’ Port Harcourt.
“Officers of the Nigeria Customs Service have been trained to carry out their duties with dignity and respect, and are expected to display decorum in all their conduct at all times. Where they fail to carry out their brief as assigned, appropriate sanctions are applied to enforce discipline.”
The service assured Nigerians of its officials’ cooperation and commitment to the welfare and safety of law-abiding citizens.