Customs men kill Ogun motorcyclist while pursuing smugglers

Tragedy struck in Asu village, Obafemi Owode Local Government Area, Ogun State, on Wednesday when an operational vehicle of the operatives of the  Nigeria Customs Service crushed a motorcyclist, Juwon Mumuni, to death.

Punch correspondent gathered that the operatives of the Federal Operating Unit of NCS were involved in the fatal incident.

It was gathered that the men of the FOU were chasing some suspected rice smugglers when their vehicle crushed the 35-year-old Mumuni, a lotto operator.

A lawyer, Ganiyu kusanwo, who spoke with our correspondent  on behalf of the deceased’s family, said, “Juwon was going to the main road on his motorcycle, which he uses as another source of income.

“He was at the junction of Asu village when Custom officers who were chasing rice smugglers crushed  him with their  van after  the driver lost control as he was driving recklessly

“Juwon sustained serious injuries that affected his ribs and his legs. His face was also damaged.”

Kusanwo explained that the officers took  Juwon to the Ijaye General  Hospital and was rejected. He was later taken to Federal Medical Centre, Abeokuta, where he was declared dead.

“The Custom Officers dropped him at FMC and ran away,” he said.

The state  Police Public Relations Officer, DSP, Abimbola Oyeyemi, said he had not been briefed of the incident.

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