by Dolapo Adelana
The Nigeria Customs Service has said the 13 vehicles seized by the service in Kano had no link to any senator.
The Acting Public Relations Officer of the service, Mr Joseph Attah, announced this in a statement on Wednesday in Abuja.
Attah said the allegation was false and capable of misleading the general public.
He said, “Since this is capable of misleading the public into wrong insinuations, it is imperative to state the fact that the operatives of NCS Compliance Team, based on credible intelligence, trailed the movement of some smuggled vehicles from Maigatari, Jigawa State, to a house at Magaji Rumfa, GRA Kano.
“On Feb.7, 2017, some 11 vehicles, 10 Hilux and one Land cruiser jeep were retrieved from the house at Magaji Rumfa GRA, Kano and taken for detention at the Headquarter of Customs Area Command Kano.
“The Customs officers discovered there were no occupants in the house, hence the gate was forced opened to retrieve the smuggled vehicles.
“The investigation into the smuggling of the vehicles is still on to establish the true owner.
“It is clear that whoever introduced the Senator angle to the story is out for pure mischief and does not represent the position of the service on this issue.”
He called on Nigerians to discountenance the false and misleading report.