The Ogun State police command has denied possession of a automobile seized within the state by the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS).
Bamidele Makinde, the NCS Controller in Ogun 1 Space Command, knowledgeable newsmen on Tuesday that the automobile with the police registration plate PF 1089 SPY was caught with 27 luggage of imported parboiled rice.
In keeping with Makinde, the motive force of the automobile bolted when he noticed customs inspectors on the route. When reached by reporters, Ogun State police spokesman Abimbola Oyeyemi acknowledged that he was unaware of any NCS seizure of a police van, however promised to look into it.
In an official response on Tuesday night, Oyeyemi stated the command wouldn’t have cherished to hitch points with the NCS, saying nevertheless, that in an effort to set the report straight, there’s must make some clarifications.
In keeping with Oyeyemi, “the quantity plate on the automobile which is PF 10889 SPY just isn’t a police quantity plate, as no police automobile might be numbered in such a fashion.”
He expressed dissatisfaction that the NCS, which has unfettered entry to the highest echelon of the police command, didn’t contact it to substantiate whether or not it owns the automobile or not.
He stated the NCS “would have contacted the command for detailed details about the automobile earlier than labelling it as a police automobile of their press briefing, extra in order that no person was arrested with the stated automobile to offer credence to their declare.”
“The command hereby needs to tell members of the general public that the stated automobile just isn’t a police automobile and the quantity plate on it’s faux and the police has nothing to do with it,” Oyeyemi concluded.