Seized SUV: Customs shuns Senate



The faceoff between the Senate and the Comptroller-General of Nigeria Customs Service (NCS), Hameed Ali is far from over as the NCS yesterday shunned the Senate Committee on Ethics, Privileges and Public Petitions investigating the purchase of a bulletproof Range Rover by the upper legislative chamber. The vehicle was allegedly cleared from the port with fake Customs papers.

Chairman, Senate Committee on Ethics, Privileges and Public Petitions, Senator Samuel Anyanwu, said members of the committee waited for the Customs boss or his representative to no avail.

According to him, a new date for the continuation of the investigative hearing may not be considered since the Customs boss was earlier invited for the hearing.

Anyanwu had announced on Monday that the agency would appear yesterday.