The Federal Operations Unit of the Zone A Lagos command of the Nigeria Customs Service, has confiscated 64 vehicles valued at over N1.3 billion in Lagos.
The confiscated vehicles by the Nigeria Customs Service
A total number of at least 64 vehicles valued at over N1.3 billion were on Wednesday, confiscated by officials of the Nigeria Customs Service, during a raid at Omole Estate and Lekki Phase 1 in Lagos.
According to a report by Premium Times, 3 bulletproof sport utility vehicles were among the vehicles seized based on lack of End Users Certificate (EUC).
While speaking to correspondents, Mohammed Uba, who led the Federal Operations Unit, Zone A in Lagos, on Wednesday, said nobody had come to claim ownership of the vehicles two weeks after the seizure.
He said; “On assumption of office, I promised that on a monthly basis, I will bring to your notice of our activities.
“We have intercepted 64 vehicles, among which 59 are brand new. To prove to you that they were smuggled, the owners are at large.”
This seizure is coming barely a month after the agency, acting on intelligence reports, intercepted 59 bulletproof vehicles hidden in a house in Ikoyi, Lagos.
The Customs comptroller said the new seizures were made through another intelligence report.
“The vehicles were evacuated based on intelligence along Omole Estate, Ojodu, and Olayiwola Close, Lekki Phase One. The remaining seven were intercepted while on information patrol along Ijebu Ode expressway and Olorunda.
“Our legal unit has already been mandated to investigate it and as soon as we get any head way about the owners or their agents, we will let the public know.”