The Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) has tasked Nigerians to be wary of internet fraudsters who claim that Customs officers help them smuggle vehicles through the borders into the country.
This was disclosed by the spokesperson of the Service, Joseph Attah, in a documentary shared via its Instagram page on Thursday.
He warned Nigerians that none of its officials aided the smuggling of vehicles via the borders and such claims were made by some internet fraudsters to mislead Nigerians.
Attah said, “Some of the fraudsters claimed that one Senior Officer Joseph Attah had helped him clear his vehicle at the border.
In some cases, some claimed senior officers helped them facilitate auctions done for some seized vehicles across borders. It has got to a situation where they posted videos of supposedly auction winners.”
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