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We won’t condone killings of innocent Citizens – Ogun assembly warns customs officers

The Speaker wondered why the operatives hide under the guise of curbing smuggling of rice into the country as an excuse to kill innocent people at the border communities

Ogun State House of Assembly has condemned the gruesome killings of law-abiding and innocent residents of the state by men of the Nigeria Customs Service, especially in the border communities under the guise of curbing smuggling of rice into the country.

The assembly equally called the head of NCS to call their men in the state to order and have a change of attitude in the discharge of their duties so as to avoid unnecessary killings.
The Speaker, Rt. Hon. Olakunle Oluomo who disclosed this at a plenary session held at the assembly complex, Oke-Mosan, Abeokuta, the state capital, said that the assembly won’t condone extra-judicial killings.

Oluomo was responding to a member representing Yewa North I State Constituency, Hon. Adegoke Adeyanju, on the issue of innocent citizens being killed at the border towns.

The Speaker wondered why the operatives hide under the guise of curbing smuggling of rice into the country as an excuse to kill innocent people at the border communities.

He, however, lamented the situation where the security agents would mount multiple check points on the roads along the nation’s borders, allow smugglers into the towns, and start pursuing them in high density areas as well as shooting sporadically, resulting to the death of innocent people.

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