Chairman, Senate Committee on Native Content material, Teslim Folarin, has stated that the Senate will summon Controller Common of Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) Col. Hameed Ibrahim Ali (rtd) over invasion of some markets in Ibadan by Customs officers.
Folarin, who spoke with journalists Saturday night time, defined that the Senate was not comfortable over the midnight invasion of Bodija and Oja Oba markets in Ibadan by Customs officers.
DAILY POST recollects that NCS, Federal Operation Unit (FOU), Zone A had in April invaded Bodija market the place about eight truckloads of rice had been carted away.
Our correspondent additionally learnt that the FOU Zone A had within the early hours of Saturday invaded Oja Oba market in Ibadan, the place six truckloads of rice had been additionally carted away.
However, Folarin whereas internet hosting Iftar (quick breaking) with members of Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ) led by their Chairman, Alhaji Ismail Ademola Babalola, insisted that he obtained the information of the invasion of the market yesterday with shock.
He described the motion of the customs officers as barbaric and uncivilised.
Folarin who stated that he has been discussing the matter with the management of the Senate, suggested customs to arrest smugglers on the borders and never inside the city.
He stated, “I used to be not comfortable and since the Customs is a federal company, what I intend to do that week is to lift it.
“I’m going to talk with the management, we’re not comfortable. It requires a movement.
“We’re going to invite the Customs CG to return and clarify their motion.
“They can’t do this, if you’ll arrest folks, you need to go and keep on the borders. Don’t come to the city.
“So, if I’ve rice that I need to share with folks and you’ll come and intercept it. Or if I’ve Okada and also you come and burst it the best way they did to my home the final time. It isn’t performed, it is vitally uncivilised.”