At least eight officers of the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) Ogun State Command, yesterday, escaped death when they were allegedly attacked by suspected smugglers along the Lagos-Sagamu expressway.
The incident occurred while the Customs officers attempted to intercept a truck loaded with 700 cartoons of frozen poultry products.
The Customs operatives flagged down the Onitsha-bound bus with number plate, EDO: USL 655 XA, conveying the contraband at Mowe-Ibafo axis of the expressway but the driver refused to stop and attempted to run over the officers, reports Vanguard, citing an eye witness.
Confirming the incident, Coordinator of the Customs Patrol Roving Team B, Chief Superintendent of Customs Cletus Okon said the contraband was intercepted after a fierce struggle with the driver of the bus.
The poultry products, whose Duty Payable Value (DPV) was put at N3.36 million was however, buried in the presence of government agents yesterday in Abeokuta.