The Nigeria Customs Service (NCS), says its officers concerned within the incident that occurred alongside Ijebu Ode highway on Sunday are being interrogated.
Mr Joseph Attah, the Public Relations Officer of NCS made this identified in an interview with Information males in Abuja on Monday.
A video which went viral on Social Media on Sunday confirmed a person, supposed passenger of a business bus was allegedly shot useless by a customs officer, although, it was denied by NCS, saying it was an unintentional discharge.
Attah defined that the Customs Assistant Comptroller Basic, Zone A had on Monday visited the Federal Operations Unit within the zone at Ikeja, Lagos to interrogate the officers concerned.
He stated that the investigation was to seek out out the speedy and distant causes of the unlucky incident that led to the dying of an harmless citizen.
In response to him, the interrogation can even reveal if a greater dealing with of weapon could have averted the incident.
“The officers concerned are being interrogated, we take a look at it holistically, together with weapon dealing with expertise.
“If the officers are discovered responsible, they are going to be punished appropriately, we are going to enable the investigation to happen first.
“We nonetheless stand our floor that it isn’t a passenger of the bus that was intentionally shot useless however the sufferer was hit by the unintentional discharge.
“An audio is now trending from one of many passengers of the bus that the person who died will not be one in every of them.
“We insist that the person who died was not a passenger however Samaritan who used to help our officers, we described him as a good friend of Customs,’’ he defined.
The spokesperson stated that coaching of its personnel was a steady course of, including that the Service typically sought help of the navy on this regard.
“Like we stated that in our assertion, it’s painful and completely pointless to lose life in anti-smuggling operations.’’
He urged most people to be cautious of what was being posted on social media as a result of a few of these issues may mislead them. (NAN)