The Nigeria Customs Service has reacted to a viral video of its officer slapping one Mr Samson Nwachukwu, an aide to the Delta state governor, along the Benin/Agbor Expressway on Saturday, May 7th, in the presence of his colleague and a military officer.
In the clip which made rounds online, the officer could be seen raging at the governor’s aide while demanding to know who he is despite being aware that he is a Special Assistant to the Delta State governor.
The military personnel even fueled the drama by ordering the customs officer to get Mr Samson down.
Watch the video below:
However, in a statement released by the agency’s spokesperson, DC Timi Bomodi, disclosed that the officer and other members of that team from FOU Zone ‘C’ have since been withdrawn from patrol duties and are currently under administrative investigation at the NCS Zonal Headquarters Zone ‘C’ Port Harcourt.
The statement reads:
”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 NCS would like to reassure the general public of its commitment to the welfare and safety of all citizens and frowns seriously at any act by its personnel capable of misrepresenting its corporate image.
We ask that all law-abiding persons go about their activities without fear of intimidation or harassment as we work assiduously to bring closure to this unwholesome incident.”