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Pandemonium broke out yesterday when stray bullet allegedly fired by men of Ogun State Command of Nigeria Customs Service reportedly killed a  35-year-old man, Samson Olabisi...


The incident happened at Ipokia round-about, Ipokia local government area of Ogun State. 

According to the news gathered by OsunNews, we find out that the deceased, father of five, was reported to be on a motorcycle, heading towards Tube in Ipokia local government when he was hit by the stray bullet fired  by men of Nigeria Customs Services, (NCS) who were reportedly chasing  smugglers in the area. 

An eyewitness said Olabisi was shot when the customs operatives invaded the area searching for rice smugglers and started shooting indiscriminately. 

It was gathered that Olabisi was quickly rushed to the General Hospital in Idi-Iroko by the operatives where he was pronounced (BID) brought in dead. 

The source said the customs operatives were in mufti and operated in a private car that had no registration number The deceased, according to the findings have five children who were said to be in primary school. 

The Public Relations Officer of the State command of the Nigeria Customs Services (NCS), Abdullah Maiwada confirmed the incident. 

Maiwada said “Yes, an incident occurred this morning in Ikpokia. The investigation is ongoing to gather facts on what actually transpired. 

I will brief you as soon as the information becomes available to me”.

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