Customs in Kaduna talks tough, arrests fake officer for impersonation

The culprit arrested in Customs uniform

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Customs in Kaduna talks tough, arrests fake officer for impersonation

The culprit arrested in Customs uniform

Apparently, a hard time awaits illicit traders and criminal elements impersonating Customs officers and defrauding unsuspecting members of the public in Kaduna State, because a no nonsense enforcement officer is on the saddle as new Customs Area Controller (CAC).

Compt Ahmadu Bello Shuaibu, who just assumed office few weeks ago, as the new CAC of Federal Operations Unit, FOU, Zone ‘B’ Kaduna, has demonstrated superior intelligence, as his team arrested one Mr Abubakar Ibrahim, 28 years of age, who has been impersonating and defrauding innocent Nigerians in the name of Nigeria Customs Service.

The culprit was apprehended
after a period of trailing and investigation. Operatives of the Unit used robust intelligence and collaboration with Nigeria Police, Sokoto State Command to arrest Mr Abubakar Ibrahim, on April 29, 2024, at Next level hotel in Sokoto State.

The suspect was arrested in Customs uniform and handed over to Customs Police Unit, Sokoto/Zamfara Command, for discreet investigation.

He will be arraigned in Court in line with the extant laws.

In his remarks, Compt Shuaibu appreciates the Nigeria Police, Sokoto State Command for their cooperation and swift response leading to the arrest of the culprit.

Compt Shuaibu urged members of the public to disregard any social media account requesting money for recruitment or auction, as the Service does not collect money for such exercises.

He reiterated the Unit’s commitment in arresting and prosecuting fraudulent elements, who parade themselves as officers or men of the Nigeria Customs Service on social media and other platforms

The Area Controller advised members of the public to follow only verified social media accounts of the Service with the blue tick like Nigeria Customs Service on Facebook, @CustomsNG on X (formerly Twitter) and other platforms including the recently created WhatsApp Channel.

He emphasised : “Members of the public should feel free to visit the nearest Public Relations Unit of any Customs Command for clarification on any issue concerning the Service”.

Compt Shuaibu maintained that the Unit will not hesitate to arrest and prosecute economic saboteurs in accordance with the laws.

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