Customs Sacks Two ACGs, Others Over Botched Rice Raid In Daura, Petroleum Smuggling

Presi Buhari honors ACG Bashir Abubakar

Less than two years after been celebrated as poster boy of anti-corruption fight for rejecting a $412,000 bribe from Tramadol drug traffickers, Bashir Abubakar, an Assistant Comptroller General (ACG), today is out of job as he has been compulsorily retired from his job by the Board of Nigeria Customs Service.

Abubakar is one of two ACGs sanctioned for alleged corrupt acts.

Abubakar was alleged to have maliciously ordered a botched raid on a warehouse of a prominent local rice dealer while searching for imported rice in Daura, President Muhammadu Buhari’s home town.

Aminu Dahiru, the other ACG was dismissed for alleged complicity in the cross border smuggling of refined petroleum products in a large convoy of 170 oil tankers.

Other rank and file personnel of the Service were also affected by the massive purge effected by the Customs high command on Thursday.

Details coming shortly…