The Association of Nigerian Licensed Customs Agents (ANLCA) has condemned the Wednesday invasion of its national secretariat as illegal.
Farinto lamented that the Wednesday invasion was the second in about eight months by the same people he described as impostors.
Alhaji Babatunde Mukaila corroborated the position of Farinto, saying the invasion and occupation of the Secretariat were done “without any court bailiff from the court, nor any notice from the police”.
He accused the Mustapha group of carrying out the invasion when some members of the NECOM were at the National Assembly at the invitation of Chairman, House of Representatives Committee on Customs & Excise, Hon. Leke Abejide over the new CBN policy of E-invoicing.
Alhaji Mukaila reiterated the stand of the association on the status of the perpetrators of the invasion whom he said stand expelled, adding that the court has equally sacked Alhaji Mustapha as the ANLCA Board Chairman.
He revealed that the order was subsequently challenged in court after 14 days, adding that the case was currently in court and should not have been used as a ground to seal the secretariat.“We were told they came with three policemen from Festac Division and a multitude of hoodlums who came with daggers and all sort, they cut off the padlocks, they destroyed the main car entrance gate, went into the main entrance and destroyed whatever they can destroy and they deflated all the car tyres and beat up all the people they met, including the Youth Corpers.
” On our arrival from Abuja at about 8.00 pm, we (I and VP) moved straight to the Area Command of Festac, unfortunately, the Area Commander had closed, but we met some officers who were able to give us hint that the court order that was gotten in August 2019 purportedly trying to unseat the Tony Iju present NECOM that was challenged in court after 14 days and the case is in court is the same order Muatapha purportedly presented to the Inspector General of Police as being valid and that the order is still in enforce.
“So the IG ordered the AIG Zone 2, the AIG then ordered the Area Commander Festac Division, the Area Commander then ordered the DPO to enforce that order.
“And a man who is not a party to the suit led thugs to the secretariat to beat up NYSC corpers and women with cane and I have presented the case at the DPO office in Festac.“The parents of the corpers they beat will report to the police station tomorrow (today)so that Mustapha can give reasons what the offences of those children were before they were beaten up”, the ANLCA Scribe explained.
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