Court awards N5.5 billion damages against Nigerian Customs for unlawful rice seizure

A Federal High Court in Abuja, on Wednesday, July 10, awarded N5.5 billion damages against the Nigerian Customs Service (NCS) over an unlawful seizure of 90 containers of rice imported by a firm. Also affected by the N5.5 billion damages is the Chairman of the Nigerian Customs Service Board (NCSB). The Nation reports that the firm had stated in its suit, marked FHC/CA/CS/40/2017, that officers of the customs had on March 18, 2017, invaded and sealed up its warehouse in the Tinapa Free Trade Zone, Calabar, Cross River state. The…

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