Customs Officer Reportedly Drowns As He Tried To Intercept A Boat Carrying Smuggled Items

In a sad report, a customs officer has drowned and the incident happened along the Badagry Water Channel.

He is identified as Aliyu A. A. and attached to Western Marine Command, Lagos State and his death was a result of a boat mishap while chasing smugglers.


This was confirmed in a statement released by the Public Relations Officer, Idaho Sulaiman, and in the statement, it was revealed that the incident occurred at about 6:10 p.m. on Monday, March 22, while operatives of the command, Akere Surveillance/Monitoring team under Idiroko Outstation, were acting on credible information along Vawhe-Isalu creeks.

The statement reads;

“The accident resulted in the death of Assistant Inspector of Customs (AIC) Aliyu AA by drowning. The body of the deceased was found underneath the river with the assistance of villagers around the axis.

The body was taken to General Hospital Badagry and later deposited at the mortuary, having been certified dead by the doctor on call. The corpse was transported by air on-board MAX air airline to Kano on March 23, on the request of the family of the deceased.”

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