NAGAFF TinCan Boss Commends Oloyede for rejecting ₦50Million bribe

The National Association of Government Approved Freight Forwarders (NAGAFF) Chairman of Tin Island Can Port (TICP) Chapter, Fwdr.Emeka Paul Chiedozie has commended the Nigeria Customs Service, Tin Can Island Command for rejecting ₦50 Million bribe and saving millions of lives.

The NAGAFF TCIP boss who spoke in a telephone interview with our correspondent, said“ l will again recommend this Customs Area Controller (CAC) of TICP, Comptroller Olakunle Oloyede to be given National merit award for his dedication, sencerity and commitment to NCS. He has a very high pedigree and can’t be easily persuaded.”

Yesterday, CAC Comptroller Olakunle Oloyede clearly stated that the Nigeria Customs Service would not indulge in any nefarious acts which will jeopardize the safety and lives of the citizens of Nigeria.

Comptroller Olakunle Oloyede who made this statement in a press briefing in Lagos yesterday, revealed that his officers have intercepted two 40ft containers with container numbers; MRSU 592397/0 and MRKU 553432/1 from India and that the two suspects were arrested following the seizures.

According to Oloyede, one of the suspects, Mr.Boniface Ike, who claimed to be the importer of the two seized containers attempted to bribe Customs officers with $54,300 equivalent to ₦50 million (fifty).

“Following an intensive surveillance operation on a routine examination carried out at Tincan Island Container Terminal on Container No. TTNU 804678/9 with declaration lodged on SGD CNo: 70754 of 24/08/2023, the Container was found to contain Frozen Poultry Products. Single Goods Declaration (SGD) other supporting documents (Form M and PAAR) stated Tangerines which was used to conceal the frozen poultry products actually imported.

“The goods were falsely declared as they are Import Prohibition (Trade), the Container has been seized for the contravention of Section 233 of the Nigeria Customs Service Act (2023).

“The Unregistered’ pharmaceutical products intercepted are regulated products by NAFDAC and didn’t have the required permits and certificates for importation in which the documents are to ascertain the safety of the products to Nigerians, hence these illicit dangerous drugs were concealed.

“Two suspects have been arrested and are presently at the custody of the Enforcement Unit in accordance with the investigation process of the Service. One of the suspects in custody, Mr. Boniface Ike accepted that he is the owner (Importer) of the two containers and sought to discuss privately with OC Enforcement DC GI Aliyu and Team Manager CIU AC H Abubakar.

“I instructed my officers to play along, the request was granted in expectation of receiving vital information from the suspect but to their bewilderment, the suspect pleaded for his freedom from detention and release of the containers while offering gratification to the tune of N50,000,000.00 (Fifty Million Naira only) (as displayed) equivalent to $54,330 (Fifty-Four Thousand Three Hundred and Thirty Dollars only) at the current exchange rate N920. The money was collected and kept in safe custody at the Enforcement Unit to be tendered as exhibit”.

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