Sunday Analysis: (Exclusive):
Okpabi Jack: The Master strategist behind FOU’s mind boggling seizures
.His latest exploits, operational templates, strategies
By Udeme Clement
Who is behind FOU’s massive seizures? Who is the master strategist of this fresh impetus FOU is using to outsmart smugglers? Who is designing the new operational template that is sending strong warning signal to illicit traders within the domain of FOU?
Apparently, the mind boggling seizures recorded by Federal Operations Unit ,FOU, Zone ‘A’, of Nigeria Customs Service ,NCS, in the last five months have attracted attention of top security agencies and the whole country to the Unit, and the Service at large.
The swiftness as well as operational strategies, which the seizures are made, are other things giving so much credit to the Unit, showing high intelligence-driven coordination and alertness by operatives of FOU.
But the questions on the lips of everyone visiting the Unit, which atmosphere has been charged in the last few months are; Who is behind FOU’s massive seizures? Who is the master strategist of this fresh impetus FOU is using to outsmart smugglers? Who is designing the new operational template that is sending strong warning signal to illicit traders within the domain of FOU?
Thus, Financial Business & Maritime News inquest in its investigation during the week discovered that the Master strategist behind FOU’s massive seizures is CSC Okpabi Jack. He is the O/C Lagos Roving.
Some officers of the Unit who spoke with our correspondent during the visit to FOU called him Fearless while others described him as Intelligence-Personified, which has shown in the celerity displayed by his team in the last five months during operations.
As his name, CSC Jack, implies, this Master strategist has certainly Jacked-up the tempo of anti-smuggling operations in FOU, such that every corner of the Unit is seen with seizures. The seizures are so many that, some of the items are constructively warehoused, while others are kept on the road beside the Customs Training College, near the Unit.
Interestingly, some of the items are not just simple seizures, but exotic cars worth billions of Naira. The most recent of such seizures include, 64 vehicles intercepted by Jack’s team at a private place within Omole estate, with a Duty Paid Value, DPV, of N1.3billion, 51 exotic vehicles hidden in a house at Ikoyi and eight others found at a car shop around Festac, with DPV of over N1billion. 40 of those vehicles were 2017 models, ranging from Toyota Prado Jeeps, Lexus Jeeps, Toyota Hilux, Toyota Camry to Toyota Hiace bus among others.
When contacted for comment on his latest exploits, CSC Jack gave the credit to Comptroller General of Customs ,CGC, Hameed Ali and the Customs Area Controller, CAC, of FOU, Comptroller Mohammed Uba. He explained that the feat recorded by his team was made possible through the supervision of Comptroller Uba and the overall support given to the Unit by CGC Hameed Ali.
Looking at CSC Jack physically, our correspondent also observed that he has a unique personality with a tall frame. But looking at his light complexion face, he appears very inquisitive, which shows intelligence in chasing smugglers.