Senate issues arrest warrant on customs boss Hameed Ali

Senate issues arrest warrant on customs boss Hameed Ali

- The Nigerian Senate has agreed to issue a warrant for the arrest of the comptroller general of Nigeria Customs Service Hameed Ali

- The senators on Wednesday, March 15, during a plenary unanimously passed a motion to issue the warrant that will compel Ali appear before it on Thursday, March 16

Senate issues warrant for custom boss Hameed Ali's arrest
The senators unanimously agreed that Ali must be compelled to appear before the Senate on Thursday

The Nigerian Senate has agreed to issue a warrant for the arrest of the comptroller general of Nigeria Customs Service Hameed Ali.

The senators on Wednesday, March 15, during a plenary unanimously passed a motion to issue the warrant that will compel Ali appear before it on Thursday, March 16.

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The Senate decision came after Ali failed to make an appearance before the Red Chamber today.

He had in a letter told the Senate that he (Ali) would not be able to appear before it because he was bereaved.

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The customs boss had in recent time had series of altercation with the Senate after the senators said he (Ali) must appear before them dressed in a custom's uniform.

However, Ali, a retired Nigerian army colonel in his response said will not wear uniform as he was only appointed to work and reform the Nigeria Customs Service.

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In his defence, Ali also said he cannot be mandated to wear customs' 'Khaki' as a retired senior officer of the Nigerian army, although this claim has been demystified by a former custom boss Bello Haliru.

Haliru in a recent interview said that wearing uniform as a comptroller general is part of the service's regulation.

He however, noted that he does not know the terms and conditions of the appointment of the current comptroller general of NCS.

Also, protesters on Wednesday afternoon, hit the streets of Anambra state over the actions of the comptroller general of customs.

The protesters in their scores demanded the removal of Ali with immediate effect.

See screenshots of Nigerians reaction to Senate's order of arrest on Ali below:

Senate issues arrest warrant on customs boss Hameed Ali
The Nigerian Senate has called for the arrest of Customs boss Hameed Ali
Senate issues arrest warrant on customs boss Hameed Ali
The Senate Hameed will be compelled to appear before it on Thursday
Senate issues arrest warrant on customs boss Hameed Ali
Ali, a retired army colonel has refused to wear the Customs' uniform
Senate issues arrest warrant on customs boss Hameed Ali
Ali said as a retired Nigerian army senior officer, he cannot wear Customs' 'Khaki'

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Nnenna Ibeh Nnenna Ibeh is a journalist with over 10 years of experience with various media organisations including Premium Times. Being on the front burner of reporting politics and the different dimensions of governance, she is also passionate about girls' education and women's and children's health. With degrees in Journalism, Peace Studies & Conflict Res., and Dev. Studies, Nnenna has worked in the dev. sector as a communications officer for the Centre for Democracy and Dev. email: ibehnnenna@gmail.com

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