The Director-General, National Task force For the Prohibition of Illegal Importation/Smugling of Arms, Ammunition, Light Weapon, (NATFORCE), Chief Osita Okereke, has threatened to sue the Commissioner of Police in Adamawa State, Madaki Adamu as well as the State Comptroller of the Nigeria Customs Service over alleged removal NATFORCE operatives from their beats.
He explained further that the Adamawa state Police boss had compromised on his obligations for the prevention of crime and criminalities in the state disclosing that NATFORCE personnels where forcefully withdrawned because of instruction from Customs boss who allegedly impressed on him to remove his personnels from the roads asking them to seek permission from Custom office in Abuja before they can operate.
“It was after the Commisioner of Police had withrawn NATFORCE personnel that lorry of countrbound goods were moved into the state in several trucks.
“We had received signal earlier from IGP mandating the police CP to give our personnels cover while performing their duty. The Commissioner had initially complied but because he was bribed by the Custom there, he had to compromised.
“Most of the crimes and criminality in this country are carried out by criminals in connivance with security agencies,” he alleged.
“The Nigerian Customs has been against us in this country, as we speak we have engaged in several court battles and we have won them all, the court said they should pay us fine which we have been waiting for, but they refused.