The Nigeria Police has disclosed that it’s operatives at the Force Criminal Investigation Department (FCID) arrested the immediate past Secretary of the Board of Trustees (BoT) of the Association of Nigerian Licensed Customs Agents (ANLCA), Chief Taiye Oyeniyi, and the Coordinators of the Western Zone of the association, Mr. John Offobike and other members of the association, for unlawful arms possession.
Police Public Relations Officer for FCID, Niyi Ogundeyi, explained to our correspondent in a telephone interview at the weekend that the matter is in court.
“It’s a case of illegal possession of firearms. They have charged them to court. You know it’s not a case that the police will just grant them bail.
“Their lawyer is looking for a way to bail them and the requirement from the Correctional Centre is that they should be COVID-19 free. They are just in police custody on remand from court.”
Findings by our reporter indicates that the suspects were picked up at various locations in Lagos in a renewed effort to round up suspected criminals involved in arson, robbery and assault on the National Secretariat of ANLCA and its National President, Chief Iju Tony Nwabunike.
Nwabunike was allegedly attacked and robbed by some hoodlums in the face of the crises ostensibly sponsored by some aggrieved chieftains of the association on February 18, 2021 at Ports Terminal Multiservices Limited (PTML) port in Lagos during a visit where his phones, cash and other valuables were taken away from him.