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Customs: Illicit Items Destroyed In Sokoto

The Nigerian Customs Service (NCS), Sokoto Area Command, on Wednesday destroyed illicit items seized in the year 2023.

This was made known by the Area Comptroller, Musa Omale, who said the items included sex enhancement drugs and expired milk, among others.

Omale disclosed this explaining that the items were seized from different locations in the state, while assuring that investigation was still on after which the suspected smugglers would be charged to court.

He advised smugglers to desist from their illegitimate trade, saying that the Command would do everything possible to unearth illicit activities by the smugglers.

Meanwhile, a High Court in Bauchi State has granted bail to Samaila Yusuf, the husband of a woman who accused a serving Deputy Superintendent of the Nigerian Immigration Service, Sani Mua’zu, of rape.

It was learnt that 20-year-old housewife, Lubabatu Yusuf Samaila, a resident of Bauchi, had lamented the subsequent detention of her husband, after filing a rape complaint against Mua’zu who happens to be her husband’s benefactor.

Recounting the incident which occurred on December 9, 2023, she detailed how Muazu assaulted her in her home, disregarding her pleas for him to stop.

According to the victim, despite her resistance, he proceeded to assault her in front of her traumatized children.

This is as the victim sought the intervention of Inspector General of Police Kayode Egbetokun regarding her rape complaint against the Deputy Immigration Superintendent.

The Presiding Judge, Justice L.K Umar, granted bail to Yusuf yesterday after 11 days of incarceration under Order XV Rule 4 of the Fundamental Human Rights (Enforcement Procedures) Rules 2009 of Section 45 of the 1999 Constitution.

A human rights group, the African Child Development and Human Rights Protection, had approached the court for justice to enforce the section of the Constitution against the violation of the rights of Yusuf in suit No BA/82M/2024.

The Country Director of the organization, Barrister Mohamed Alkassim, sought justice for Yusuf, who reported the rape incident involving his wife.

Consequently, the Presiding Judge set February 29, 2024, as the return date for the Hearing of the Motion on Notice, involving the Commissioner of Police, Bauchi State, and Muazu.



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