OGUN ASSEMBLY SEEKS ABIODUN, NATIONAL ASSEMBLY’S INTERVENTION OVER ALLEGED CUSTOMS’ KILLINGS

Ogun State House of Assembly has again sought the immediate intervention of Governor Dapo Abiodun as well as members of the National Assembly over the incessant killings of innocent residents of the border towns in the state by officers and men of the Nigeria Customs Service.
The Speaker, Hon. Olakunle Oluomo made the call, while responding to the presentations of lawmakers from Ogun West Senatorial District. The lawmakers were Adegoke Adeyanju representing Yewa North I, Bolanle Ajayi, Yewa South, Wahab Haruna, Yewa North II, Lamidi Musefiu, Ado-Odo/Ota II and Sikiratu Ajibola Ipokia/Idiroko during a plenary at the Assembly Complex, Oke-Mosan, Abeokuta today.
Oluomo, lamented that the killings of innocent people by the Customs men had become a major issue that required the immediate interventions of political leaders in the state and at national levels. He cautioned that the state borders should not be turned to Bakassi, hence the need for a roundtable discussion by all stakeholders to resolve the issue saying that the state could not afford to be in the news for the wrong reasons always.
Earlier, in their presentations, the lawmakers lamented the invasion of communities and quarters in their constituencies by the men of Customs. The lawmakets alleged that the NCS often engaged in killing of people in the guise of looking for smuggled products, particularly rice.
Only this month, the Customs men have allegedly killed innocent people in Ayetoro and Oke-Ola in Ilaro, with other invasions and killings taking place at Ado-Odo township, Ejila-Awori, Joga, Oja-Odan and Ipokia-Idiroko among others.

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