Customs Officer Shows His Power, Slaps Governor’s Aide As Victim Remain Calm
- Customs and Army officers on duty along the Benin-Agbor Expressway assaulted Mr. Samson Nwachuckwu
- Nwachuckwu is a human rights volunteer and Special Assistant to the state governor, Ifeanyi Okowa
- Meanwhile, the development is generating diverse reactions on line with many people lamenting the harassments in the country
Samson Nwachukwu, an aide to the governor of Delta State, Ifeanyi Okowa, in a trending video was slapped by a Customs officer over a misunderstanding.
According to reports, the incident happened along the Agbor/Asaba Expressway on Saturday, May 7.
In reaction to the video, his colleague, Success Ossai called on the Customs Service to identify the officer and take necessary action.
Via his Facebook page, he said:
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"Help identify this officer so he can be arrested. This Nigeria Custom officer action is barbaric and needs to be dealt with by the authority. No one deserved to be treated this way."
On his part, activist, Harrison Gwamnishu said added:
"Yesterday, custom officer and Army officer along Benin/Agbor Expressway confidently assaulted our Human Rights volunteer and Special Assistant to Delta State Governor (Ombudsman), Mr Samson Nwachukwu. #EndImpunity
"We will protest this assault till the Authority discipline these men."
Meanwhile, the development has generated massive reaction on social media, with many people lamenting that Nigerians on daily basis, are facing such harrassment.
Lapaam Haruna Mai'anguwa
It's because is a adviser to the governor that's why many people are supporting him or what? Am not supporting the action of the custom officer but I have this question to ask....
Do you Know how may poor masses suffered from some security personnel? Nobody is saying anything about it
Vitamin D Ccfr
"Nice one. This is what ordinary, innocent and hardworking Nigerians are going through in the hands of military and paramilitary forces in Nigeria. So many innocent Nigerians have been shot, killed and forgotten; but because this one is a special adviser, they want justice? Charity begins at home! Enjoy your slap in peace!"
"That's all they do, intimidating and extorting innocent people plying that route and the ones that are supposed to be searched and queried bribe their way and go."
"When we complain of the animalistic behaviour of our security agents, the politicians act like they are deaf."
It's getting to them now, we too will act aloof. E nor concern me! Everybodi go collect!
Because it's done to a special assistant to Okowa it becomes an assault but if it were to be ordinary citizen, nobody will talk. What a decayed nation?
"I watched the video, I salute the man's calmness. The custom officer should be brought to book so that he can serve as a lesson to others and I feel these people should be taught ethics everyday. They lack it. when they have guns, they behave like gods."
"This is what happens when untrained persons are given uniforms and arms without proper regulatory rules and psychiatric in-service checks."
Imagine what the "commoners" suffer in the hands of lawless uniform men on daily basis.
:The custom officer that assaulted the man was very wrong and provocative . The man in question was very calm and cool. The custom officer should not go away with the provocation and uniform rascality."
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