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Monday, 16 July 2018

Customs Officer Kills Two Colleagues In Lagos STATE

Two officers from the Nigeria Customs Service lost their lives in a tragic accident on the Lagos-Badagry highway on Saturday.

PUNCH Metro learned that the two victims, who were in a Toyota Camry with the YLA 121 BJ license plate, were at a checkpoint when they were crushed by their colleague, who was driving a Toyota Avalon with a license plate. registration YAB 366 JY.

The three officials were reportedly attached to the Seme Border Command in Lagos.

As the two crushed customs officers died on the spot, the Avalon driver was unconscious at the intensive care unit of the Badagry General Hospital, where he was receiving treatment.

A Punch correspondent reported that officials of the Federal Highway Safety Corps, led by Badagry unit commander Fatai Bakare, deposited the remains of the deceased in a morgue.

One witness testified that the accident was caused by an exploded tire. He said: "The incident occurred around 7:45 am on Saturday at the Gbaji checkpoint and the customs officers were crushed to death by a Toyota Avalon driven by another customs officer of the same command.

"His car was coming down the Gbaji bridge and heading towards Seme when one of his tires broke out, he lost control, sending the two officers to their deaths."

The commander of the customs unit, Bakare, however, said the accident was caused by speeding.

He said, "The customs officers were inside their vehicle at one of the checkpoints on the Lagos-Seme road.The Avalon driver was at full speed when he crashed against them. He got out of the way and stuck in. The two customs officers died instantly, while the man responsible for the accident is in a coma. "

NCS public relations officer Seme Command Saidu Abdulahi confirmed the incident and identified the deceased as Usman and Kabiru.

He also confirmed that the Avalon driver was a customs officer and identified him as George.

He said: "On Saturday, July 14, 2018, I received reports of an incident involving three Seme Area Command officers at the Gbaji checkpoint. Usman and Kabiru were involved in a horrific car accident that resulted in their deaths.

"The driver of the other vehicle, George, is currently admitted to a general hospital."

A doctor at Badagry General Hospital said Sunday that the Avalon driver was still in a coma, adding that he was under surveillance.

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