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Tragedy As Stray Bullet Kills Center-aged Man As Customs Officers Chase Suspected Smugglers In Ogun (Images)



A middle-aged man recognized as Atanda Idowu Moses has misplaced his life after he was killed by a stray bullet inside his store at Oja Odan in Yewa South Native Authorities Space of Ogun State.

It was learnt that the incident occurred throughout a conflict between males of the Nigeria Customs Service, Ogun Space Command and a few hoodlums suspected to be smugglers on Saturday.

Moses and one different had been working of their workshop once they had been hit by stray bullets fired whereas males of the NCS had been chasing the suspected smugglers.

Nonetheless, the Spokesman of Customs Space Command I, Hameed Oloyede, who confirmed the incident on Monday, September 28, claimed that Moses died from a gunshot allegedly fired by the smugglers through the conflict with the Customs officers.

In accordance with him, operatives of the command had intercepted smuggled 18 baggage of rice at Oja Odan, however on their approach again, the hoodlums laid an ambush and attacked the officers.

Throughout the conflict, Oloyede stated the officer, an Assistant Superintendent of Customs II, was kidnapped, crushed to stupor, whereas the journal of his rifle loaded with 19 rounds of ammunition was later discovered empty of the ammunition and was broken.

The Command spokesman additional stated the operatives had been “attacked by mob armed with harmful weapons together with dane weapons, bottles, stones and charms.”

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“The reinforcement was well timed because the Police contingent had been capable of rescue the kidnapped officer on a bush path,” stated Oloyede.

“Upon his rescue by the Police, the kidnapped officer was discovered to have been been crushed to stupor, the journal of his rifle loaded with 19 rounds of ammunition was discovered empty of the ammunition and was broken. This is a sign that the hoodlums fired his rifle which may have led to the loss of life of the sufferer, provided that the hoodlums are untrained within the dealing with of such weapon.”

He stated a suspect arrested in connection to the mayhem had been detained for additional investigation.

Whereas regretting the loss of life of Moses, the Customs officer insisted that he was hit by a stray bullet suspected to have been fired by one of many hoodlums utilizing the firearm of the kidnapped officer.

“This explains why the rifle was returned with out a single ammunition. We additionally want to register our heartfelt condolence and prayers to the household and pals of the bereaved for this.” he added.

See extra photographs for the scene of the accident under;