Businesswoman laments as Customs auctions imported vehicle

Written by on September 17, 2021

The Nigeria Customs Service has been accused by a business woman Adetoro Olowe, of selling off a vehicle she imported from the United States of America, and whose duties she had fully paid for.

Our correspondence gathered that sometime in 2019, Olowe imported a Mercedes Benz Dodge Sprinter with chassis number WD5PD644345651104, but could not immediately clear it due to ill health.

The Osun State indigene, who noted that she eventually cleared the vehicle at the port, explained that by then, it had been moved to Ikorodu by Customs.

The woman, who is also a clearing agent, said all efforts to get her vehicle out proved abortive despite paying all necessary fees, adding that the agency auctioned the vehicle without her knowledge.

Meanwhile, Olowe said that another contact person at Ikorodu office of Customs had advised her to negotiate to purchase the vehicle from the buyer, if she really wanted to regain her vehicle.

She lamented that while the back-and-forth lasted, the vehicle has been severely vandalised and all the mechanics equipment that was imported with the vehicle has been missing from the vehicle, saying the Customs must account for them.

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