Customs CG impersonator knows fate July 3

Federal High Court in Abuja


A Federal High Court sitting in Abuja has conducted a hearing of one Ibrahim Shu’aibu, a 50-year-old man, for assuming the character of the Comptroller-General of Customs to commit fraudulent activities.

The Nigeria Customs Service had, on Monday 29 January 2024 addressed the media about the suspect’s arrest by its police unit following his involvement in alleged fraudulent activities, which included luring citizens to pay him money for the issuance of phoney job appointment letters.

During the court hearing, the lead Counsel of the Nigeria Customs Service, Abidemi Adewumi-Aluko, said the accused was arraigned on a nine-count charge to which the defendant pleaded not guilty.

The presiding judge Justice Binta Nyako adjourned the hearing to 3rd July 2024, and ordered that the accused be remanded with the Nigerian Correctional Service pending the fulfilment of bail requirements.