I haven’t lost any personnel – Ogun I Comptroller, Makinde confirms, makes seizures worth N4bn DPV

I haven’t lost any personnel – Ogun I Comptroller, Makinde confirms, makes seizures worth N4bn DPV

Ogun I Customs Area Command Comptroller, Compt Bamidele Makinde has disclosed that his officers hasn’t suffered casualties in the last ten months.

Compt Makinde stated this while addressing the Press on Tuesday at the Command’s headquarters in Idiroko.

The Comptroller while presenting his ten months’ scorecard before journalists revealed that despite all odds at attaining the feat recorded, there has not been any casualties among officers of Ogun I Command.

The Command’s management and I wouldn’t leave any stones unturned in making sure all officers on operations returned safely.

“In some cases of attacks by hoodlums, we would take immediate and proper care of any personnel who sustained injury. All officers under my watch in the last ten months are intact”.

Earlier in the statement, Compt Makinde stated that the Command during the period under review has made seizures worth four billion, eight hundred and eighty six million, six hundred and forty seven thousand, six hundred and fifty four naira, ninety two kobo (N4,866,647,654,.92) in Duty Paid Value (DPV) and generated the sum of fifty-eight million, six hundred and seventy-six thousand, seven hundred and fifty-one naira (N58,676,751.00) through import duties and auction sales of Petroleum products (PMS) during the period under review as well as importation and exportation of goods under the ECOWAS Trade Liberalization Scheme (ETLS) and assessment of mechandise in baggage, also sales of perishable or highly combustible goods such as Premium Motor Spirit (PMS).

Contraband goods

“This includes 44,933 bags of smuggled foreign parboiled rice of 50kg each, an equivalent of 73 Trailer loads.

– Vehicles used as means of conveyance – 99 Units

– Foreign Used Vehicles (Tokunbo): 8 Units including one year 2020 Grey colour Wrangler Jeep with chassis no IC4HJXDN6LW161338

– 6 Units of used Trucks as means of conveyance

– 31 units of Compressors

– 16,224 kegs of Premium Motor Spirit (PMS)

– 19 units of motorcycle (means of conveyance)

– 517 bales and 219 sacks of second hand clothing

– 3,629 pieces of used tyres

– 4,700 bags of Cement

– 3 bales and 384 pieces of used bags

– 41 sacks and 940 wraps of Cannabis Sativa (Book and Coconut sizes)

– 170 cartons of poultry products

– 191 units of Vehicle compressors

– 2,250 packets of Tramadol

– 222 units of refrigerator compressors

– 220 pieces and 867 cartons of foreign wine

– 277 pairs, 320 sacks and 120 cartons foreign shoes

– 89 bales and 485 pieces of foreign textile

– 302 sacks of foreign corn.

“We were able to record the above-mentioned serzures with intensive round-the-clock surveillance and patrol activities, aided by effective deployment of intelligence.

“It’s interest to note that at this juncture that activities embarked upon by the Command are patriotic-driven and is in the interest of economic development and national security. Nigeria Customs Service operatives, armed with that awareness, will continue to carry out their legitimate duties as prescribed by law.

“As usual, I wish to appreciate the continuous support of the Comptroller General of Customs, Col Hamed Ibrahim Ali (rtd) and his management team as well as our gallant officers and men.

“It’s my pleasure to also appreciate our critical stakeholders such as traditional rulers, community leaders, and other security agencies who are showing concern and are collaborating with the Service for their continuous support. May I also thank and appreciate the Press for being objective in their news report”