The Nigeria Customs Service have reacted to the viral video of one of its officers attacking and slapping Mr Samson Nwachukwu, an aide to the Delta state governor.
The incident happened on Saturday, May 7 along the Benin/Agbor Expressway.
His colleagues and a military officer were present during the assault.
In the video, the officer was heard angrily asking who Mr. Samson Nwachukwu is after he had told him he is a Special Assistant to Delta State Governor.
He later slapped him.
The video ended with a military officer telling the customs officer to “get this man down.”
A statement released by the agency’s spokesperson, DC Timi Bomodi, says the officer in question and other members of the team from FOU Zone ‘C’ have since been withdrawn from patrol duties and are currently under administrative investigation.
”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.”the statement read
Watch the scene below;
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