Sunday 25 November 2012

‘I didn’t kill smuggler’

The Ogun State Controller of Customs, Felix Dosunmu, has denied killing any of his attackers in Ajilete/Owode, Yewa South Local Government Area of the state penultimate Saturday.
He said contrary to media reports (not The PUNCH), his convoy was attacked by some suspected smugglers in the area while he was on his way from Idiroko to Lagos.
Dosunmu said in a statement by the Command Public Relations Officer, Chike Ngige, that allegations that he shot and killed a member of the community during the incident were mere “figment of the imagination” of some people whose aim was to instigate the residents of the area against the Customs Service.
The statement claimed that the suspected smuggler alleged to have been shot and killed in the incident actually attempted to physically attack the Ogun customs boss who had stopped to find out why the suspected smuggler trailed and drove so dangerously close to the vehicles in his convoy.
Corroborating the Ogun Customs boss’ claims, the Olu of Ilaro and Paramount Ruler of Yewaland, Oba Kehinde Olugbenle, said none of the indigenes of the area was killed during the incident.
Olugbenle in a statement by his Media Assistant, Mr. Adetokunbo Fakeye, said the Customs Area Comptroller was actually saved from being attacked by the suspected smugglers by a team of policemen who arrived at the scene.

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