The two customs officers declared wanted by the Nigeria Customs Service in connection with the 661 pump-action rifles recovered in the Mile 2 area of Lagos, have surrendered.
It was learnt that the suspects, Abdullahi I. and Odiba Haruna Inah, submitted themselves to the Federal Operations Unit, Ikeja, on Wednesday.
It was learnt that the two officers had fled immediately the weapons were uncovered by customs officials attached to the FOU, Zone A, Ikeja. Why did they escape?
A source told Punch that the men showed up at the FOU office on Wednesday, adding that they had been detained and were undergoing interrogation.
He said, “They have surrendered for arrest. They came today shortly after they were declared wanted. While one came in the morning, the other surrendered around 4pm. They have been taken into custody and are currently undergoing interrogation.”
The source explained that the importer, clearing agent, and escort, were also making useful statements, saying appropriate actions would be taken at the end of investigations.
It was gathered that the container, which came from China, was bound for the FESTAC Town area of Lagos State before they were intercepted.
FESTAC is becoming notorious for high-profile kidnappings in Lagos.