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Community tackles customs over killing of okada rider


The Idiroko Command of the Nigeria Customs Service has been accused by the residents of Koko Town in Ogun State of killing a commercial motorcyclist (okadarider) during a raid on the community.

In a petition to the Ogun State Commissioner of Police, the community said the okada rider, Timothy Ezekiel, was murdered on Feburary 26, 2014 when a team of customs officials raided the town.

The petition, signed by Chief Shina Ogunyale, counsel for the community, said customs officials were guilty of several extrajudicial killings in Ilashe, Ajegunle, Ihunbo, Ogosa, Ajilete and all other communities along the Idiroko Road.

It reads in part, “We were informed by our client that four teams of armed customs officials invaded Koko Town on the February 26, 2014, shooting sporadically and indiscriminately into homes

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