‘Customs chief who appeared with DCG rank is mentally unstable’

The Nigeria Customs Service (NCS), says an Assistant Superintendent of Customs, Nura Dahiru who appeared in the office wearing the rank of a Deputy Comptroller- General (DCG) on Monday was not in the right frame of mind.

The Public Relations Officer of NCS, Mr Joseph Attah said this while speaking with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abuja on Monday.

Attah was reacting to the incident where one of the officers of the service declared himself as Comptroller-General and wanted to takeover on Monday at the Headquarters.

An anonymous Source at the Customs headquarters in Abuja told NAN that Dahiru walked in on Monday morning wearing the new rank, and went into the office of Hameed Ali, the Comptroller-General, saying he was there to take over from him.

Attah dismissed the report on social media that the officer wanted to assume duty as comptroller-general,  adding that there was nothing like attempting to take over rather a case of mental challenge.

“Nothing like attempting to take over office, What happened was that an assistant superintendent of Customs came to the office wearing the rank of a Deputy Comptroller-General.

“From questions and answers that followed, it was obvious that he was not in the right frame of mind, so a doctor was immediately invited.

“He is presently undergoing a medical examination at the medical unit of the service.

“His picture is, unfortunately, going viral in the social media with a wrong narrative that he came to take over office from the CGC. This is not correct as it is just a pure medical case,”  he said. (NAN)

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