Metro Customs Officials Storm Ogun Market at Midnight, Seize 4,550 Bags of Rice


Social Member
Rice sellers in Sango Market , in the Ado Odo/ Ota Local Government Area of Ogun State on Wednesday blocked the Temidire end of the Lagos -Abeokuta Expressway for over seven hours .

bags of rice.jpg

The traders were protesting against the alleged invasion of customs officials from the Federal Operation Unit (FOU ) of the Nigeria Customs Service , Ikeja , who allegedly broke several shops in the market around 12 am .

The operatives, who were reportedly accompanied by soldiers attached to OP MESSA , were said to have impounded about 4 , 550 bags of rice and 75 jerrycans of vegetable oil, estimated at millions of naira.

The traders also accused the officials of breaking their safes and taking money during the operation that lasted for about three hours .

It took the intervention of the Area Commander , Sango - Ota, ACP Fayoade Adegoke , and a member of the Ogun State House of Assembly , Akinpelu Aina , before the expressway was opened at 2 . 15 pm

But the customs stated that 1 , 870 bags of rice and 43 jerrycans of vegetable oil smuggled into the country were seized , adding that its officials did not break any shop .