Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) in Kaduna/Katsina Area Command yesterday disowned ‘illegal’’ checking point at Yargamji village, on Kurfi- Dutsinma road in Katsina State, saying it was unauthorized and a ‘’one man patrol show’’.
The command’s Public Relations Officer, Mr. Theophilus Duniya, said: “The checking point is not authorized since there was no operational vehicle at the point.
‘’Again, every operational team must consist of not less than five personnel with a team leader and a team list. A Customs man will not stoop low to extort money; who is he collecting it for?
The Nation had exclusively reported about an operation by two suspected Customs officers, at Yargamji village, on Kurfi-Dutsinma road, who was caught at 3.22 pm on August 25 exhorting money from commercial drivers.
The report noted that they were not checking contraband or smuggled goods, but rather they focus on collecting money from commercial drivers.
Former Comptroller at the Kaduna/Katsina Area Command Olusemire Kayode has been handed over to O.A.R Oyeleke.