Senate to investigate Idiroko/Ipokia extra-judicial killings by Customs officials

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The Senate on Wednesday resolved to investigate the recent extrajudicial killings of some residents of Idiroko/Ipokia Constituency in Ogun State by men of the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS).

The directives issued to the Committee on Customs, Excise and Tariff, followed a point of order by Senator Tolu Odebiyi who alleged that since the closure of the borders, the men of the NCS have been operating in a commando-like style.

In a statement by the Special Assistant on Press to President of the Senate, Ezrel Tabiowo, the lawmaker gave accounts of several incidences in the area and lamented the lack of reports of any of the officers involved being prosecuted.

“Since the closure of the country’s land border by the Federal Government, men of the Nigeria Customs Service have been conducting themselves in a very unruly manner and in commando-like style around the Idiroko and Ipokia state constituency.”

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