Customs FOU operatives shoot, injures pregnant woman


Barely 24 hours after operatives of the Nigeria Customs Service allegedly killed one person and injured three others on Wednesday in Lagos, operatives attached to Federal Operation Unit, Zone ‘A’ of the Service has reportedly shot and injured a pregnant woman identified as Bukola Olugunna, at Iyana Iyesi, in Ado Odo/Ota Local Government Area of Ogun State.

Olugunna, who is carrying an eight-month pregnancy and a staff of Ibadan Electricity Distribution Company, was allegedly shot around 7.45am while on her way to the office.

Eyewitnesses said the woman was hit by stray bullets on her back and the left side of her body.

They explained that the woman was rushed to a nearby hospital for medical treatment but could not ascertain whether the woman survived the gunshot wounds or not.


The Public Relations Officer, Ogun State Customs Area Command, Abdullahi Maiwada, confirmed the incident but said the woman was only ‘brushed by stray bullets’ and not hit.

He said Customs operatives were on the trail of a suspected smuggled vehicle and not rice as claimed, they were mobbed by some ‘unpatriotic members of the public.’