Families Of Victims Killed/Brutalized By Custom In Oyo Demands 4. 5hn Compensation - OLAMORE
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Families Of Victims Killed/Brutalized By Custom In Oyo Demands 4. 5hn Compensation

Families of those killed or brutalized by Nigerian Customs Service men across the country have requested reparations.

On Sallah Day, four people were killed and one injured in Iseyin, Oyo State.

On Thursday, the House Committee on Customs and Excise convened its second investigation hearing in Abuja, where NCS leadership and victims’ families submitted charges and counterclaims.

The committee is looking into the incidences in Iseyin, Oyo, Jibia, and Ibarapa, Oyo.

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On May 13, 2021, officers from the NCS Federal Operations Unit allegedly killed five people in Iseyin town while attempting to capture smugglers and recover smuggled parboiled rice in two SUVs.

In his testimony before the committee, Olugbenga Akinlabi, a lawyer representing victims of the killings during the Eid- el- Fitri festival, demanded N4. 5bn.

The information we received was that some Nigeria Customsmen were chasing some drug traffickers into the neighborhood, and Iseyin being a crowded village, people were coming from the prayer ground and men of the Nigeria Customs were shooting indiscriminately into the air.

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” Their (families) want the criminals identified and prosecuted. ” They want an apology. Each family of the deceased is seeking N1bn in compensation. And Muraina, who was shot, wants N500m; N4. 5bn for dependents and the injured. ”

In Ibarapa, Oyo State, three people spoke for Igangan, Igbo Ora, Ayete, and Tapa.

Shittu, Olusegun, and Sarafa Olaoniye

They requested N100m for Muritala Ajasa and N95m for Hassan Sulikufuli.

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Sunday Oluwari and Mr Zhulikifi, who were also dead, were each wanted N80m.

Samod Olayode, Damilola Adeleke, and Idris Lamidi were injured and each requested N75m.

The lawmakers also quizzed the Customs agents over an NCS vehicle accident that killed 10 and injured 20 in Jibia, Katsina State.

Legislators and Customs officers clashed over the Iseyin and Ibarapa events.

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The officers argued they had to defend themselves.

They deny killing anyone in Iseyin.

The committee’ s chairman, Leke Abejide, said the meeting was not to ” witch hunt” anyone, but to find a peaceful solution that benefited all parties.

Aside from E. I. Edorhe, the Customs were represented by Acting Comptroller, FOU, Zone A H. K. Ejibunu and Officer- in- Charge of the Iseyin base Ali Biu.

Muraina Ajibola, the Ibarapa representative in the House, requested that the Customs agents involved in the shootings be brought before the panel.

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