Tragedy struck over the weekend as a Deputy Superintendent of Customs (DSC) Mr. Tunde Oseni, accidentally shot His colleague, an Assistant Superintendent of Customs (ASC) Mr. Baba Mohammed,while on patrol at the Seme – Badagry expressway in Lagos state.
This incident was confirmed by the Public Relations Officer of the Federal Operations Unit, Zone A, Mr. Uche Ihesieme in a statement he issued. He explained in the statement that the shooting occurred on Saturday, describing the death of the officer as arising from “accidental discharge”
According to the statement, the officers while on patrol on Saturday intercepted two vehicles suspected to be loaded with prohibited items being smuggled into the country. The suspects resisted and this degenerated into a struggle between the Custom officers and the smugglers.
It was during this struggle that the service pistol of the DSC accidentally discharged and killed the ASC.
The statement said that Mohammed was immediately rushed to Igando General Hospital where the doctors confirmed him dead. It further said that DSC Oseni has been handed to the police for further investigations.