FOU ‘B’ Apprehend Fake Customs Officer As Shuaibu Reiterates Commitment To Apprehend Impersonators



Officers and Men of Federal Operations Unit (FOU) zone B has nab one Abubakar Ibrahim “M”, aged 28 years for impersonating and defrauding innocent Nigerians in the name of the Nigeria Customs Service.

Abubakar Ibrahim was arrested on 29 April 2024 at Next level hotel in Sokoto State following a period of trailing and investigation by the operatives of the Federal Operations Unit Zone ‘B’ in collaboration with the Nigeria Police, Sokoto State Command.

In a press statement issued by the Unit PRO, SC Isah Sulaiman, the suspect who was arrested in NCS uniform, was handed over to the Customs Police Unit, Sokoto/Zamfara Command for discreet investigation where he will be arraigned in Court in line with the extant laws.

It reads that the Comptroller of the Unit, Comptroller Ahmadu Bello Shuaibu appreciates the Nigeria Police, Sokoto State Command for their cooperation and swift response leading to the arrest of the culprit.

Comptroller Shuaibu urged members of the public to disregard any social media account requesting money for recruitment or auction as the Service does not collect money for such exercises.

He reiterated the Unit’s commitment in arresting and prosecuting fraudulent elements who parade themselves as Officers or Men of the Nigeria Customs Service on social media and other platforms


The Comptroller advised members of the public to follow only verified social media accounts of the NCS with the blue tick like Nigeria Customs Service on Facebook, @CustomsNG on X (formerly Twitter) and other platforms including a recently created WhatsApp Channel.

Comptroller Shuaibu added that members of the public should feel free to visit the nearest Public Relations Unit of ameny Customs Command for clarification on any issuede concerning the Service



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