A container which allegedly contained dead bodies has been spotted in Lagos, South-West, Nigeria. A 13-second video shared by a Twitter user showed a container probably along Apapa road moving pass other vehicles.
In the short video, a Yoruba man is heard saying, “Eyin le gbe oku eeyan sinu container abi?” Meaning are you the one that’s carrying dead body inside a container?
The Twitter user who simply identified himself as Otunba tweeted@kabrajakanji. He mentioned President Muhammadu Buhari, Governor Akinwumi Ambode and others who he believed could take action in his tweet.
At the time of filing this report, Otunba was yet to respond to our tweet. We’ll keep you updated.
It isn’t the first time container meant for transporting imported products would be caught used for questionable “deals”
Several containers had been intercepted by the Nigeria Customs Service in the past for transporting illegal products.
On May 24, 2017, The Punch reported that a container was seized at Tin Can Island Command laden with 440 arms and ammunition of various sizes and designs.
Speaking about the seizure, the zonal commander, Tin Can Island command, Monday Abue had said that the cargo was shipped from Turkey.
He said that the consignment was declared as Plaster of Paris by the importer.
Abue explained that the container with registration number PONU 210024/1, was picked up based on intelligence report, adding that investigations were ongoing to unmask the importer.
According to him, the pump-action rifles were manufactured in the United States of America and Italy.
He said, “They are pump-action rifles of various designs and also the single-barrelled devices that you are familiar with.
“We discovered that they used POP to conceal the importation. We have arrested one defendant but due to security reasons, we don’t want to make it public for now because such information could hamper investigations which are still ongoing.”
According to Abue, the nation had been saved from another round of problem that the rifles would have caused.
The PRO of the command, Uche Eiesieme, in a statement issued after the press briefing, listed the rifles seized as 100 pieces of Black Tornado single-barrelled rifles, 75 pieces of Silver Magnum single-barrelled rifles, 50 pieces of Altar pump-action rifles, 215 pieces of Black single-barrelled rifles, among other accessories.
The development is coming after a similar seizure of 661 pump-action rifles early in the year by the NCS, Federal Operations Unit, Zone ‘A’, Ikeja, along the Mile Two-Apapa Road in Lagos.
The rifles, according to the Comptroller-General of the NCS, were imported from Turkey and routed through the Apapa port.
Update coming soon.