Customs Shooting: Lagos Task Force Demands N250, 000 For Release Of Dead Conductor

Taheed’s corpse

LAGOS JANUARY 20TH (NEWSRANGERS)-Family of Toheeb Olayiwola, who was allegedly killed by an official of the Nigeria Customs Service at Abule-Egba, Lagos state has raised the alarm that officials of Lagos State Task Force are demanding for the payment of the sum of Two Hundred and Fifty thousand Naira before the corpse of Olayiwola will be release to them for burial.
The Customs official was alleged to have shot and killed Olayiwola at Abule Egba, two days after his wife delivered a baby through Caesarean Section.
Eyewitnesses claimed that the officers opened fire on the bus driver and Olayiwola because they refused to part with N2, 000 bribes.
Speaking on Thursday, Toheeb’s elder brother, Salami complained that the family members had not been able to bury Olayiwola as Lagos State Task Force was allegedly demanding for N250,000 before the corpse could be released to them.
Salami explained that after the shooting and death of Olayiwola, officials of the Lagos Task Force came to pick the corpse.
According to Salami, “The Oke-Odo Divisional Police Officer, Mr. Ben Adeola, advised us to go and get an affidavit before we could collect his corpse for burial.
“When we got the affidavit and went back to him, he said that the case was no with his station.
“We need to bury him.
“We are Muslims.
“We don’t keep dead bodies for long.
“On getting to Lagos State Task Force, they demanded for N250, 000.
“We don’t have such an amount of money.”
The Nigeria Customs Service, Federal Operations Unit Zone A Public Relations Officer, Jerry Attah, didn’t pick his calls and also didn’t reply text messages to his phone.
The Public Relations Officer of Lagos State Task Force, Adebayo Aribidesi, denied that the Unit demanded N250, 000 from the grieving family.
Aribidesi said: “In the first instance, the corpse is not with Task Force.
“Task force only intervened to restore normalcy and orderliness at the scene of the incident that happened at Abule Egba.
“It is left for police to do their duties.
“Anybody that is going to collect a corpse from a mortuary should have a police report.”
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