Pregnant Woman Shot By Custom Officers

Pregnant Woman Shot By Custom Officers
  • PublishedJanuary 18, 2018

A pregnant woman has been hit by the bullet shell of customs officers who shot in the air to disperse a mob.

The incident, which happened early hours of today Thursday at Ota, Ogun State, left the woman, identified as Mrs. Ogunlana, hospitalised.

According to an eyewitness, Olugunna Bukola, the eight months pregnant woman became a victim when customs officers shot in the air to disperse a mob trying to prevent them from arresting a suspected “Tokunbo” car driver.

Mrs. Ogunlana, who is said to be a staff of the Ibadan Electricity Distribution Company, IBEDC, was hit by the bullet shell at the upper shoulder.

She is said to be responding treatment.

Speaking on the incident, the Customs Federal Operation Unit (FOU) Zone ‘A’ Lagos spokesman, Jerry Attah, said the woman was alive and is doing fine.

“I have called the OC in charge there, he confirmed the incident. The woman has been taken to the hospital for treatment.

“Our officers have gone there and her hospital bill will be taken care of by the customs. We thank God that the incident was not a fatal one,” Mr Attah told PREMIUM TIMES in a telephone interview.

Narrating how the incident occurred, Mr. Attah said it was while the Comptroller General of Customs compliance team was trailing a “Tokunbo” car to Ota that the mob attacked them.

“While trying to disperse the mob through gun shots in the air the bullet shell hit back of her upper shoulder. She is not dead.”


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