“Custom’s Invasion Of Rice Stores In Sango-Ota, An Attempt To Impoverish The Aworis”, Ayelu Of Igbesa Land, Chief T.K Aina
Reactions have started trailing the Custom’s alleged invasion of rice stores in Sango-Ota. One of the prominent Awori Chiefs have bore his mind on the pathetic event as a deliberate attempt to crash the booming economy and in turn impoverish the Aworis.
The Ayelu of Igbesa land, Chief Timothy Aina while speaking with Voice of Awori on the shenanigan, expressed his bitterness at the sad event that took place in the early hours of Wednesday.
It will be recalled that rice traders on Wednesday morning woke up to the shock of their lives as several shops were allegedly invaded by people believed to be men of the Nigerian Customs. According to the traders who lamented their woes to VOA, said thousands of bag of rice were parted with and huge amount of cash and vegetable oils were also stolen from their stores. The market women however has taken their protests to the Governor of Ogun State, Senator Ibikunle Amosun.
Chief Aina lamented that the rice that were stolen from the trader’s stores is an attempt to crash the economy of the Aworis owning to the fact that they enjoy the largest economy in Nigeria due to their proximity to the border. He added that the rice that were stolen from the traders is taken to the Internally Displaced Person’s camps (IDP) to feed them.
“A trailer load of weapons was confiscated few months ago along Apapa axis, those that were on duty at that particular time were all arrested. Have they arrested those who allowed rice to pass through the border post?”. Chief Aina asked.
Lastly, he urged human right activists to investigate the matter and if the men of Nigerian Customs are found culpable, they should face the rot of the law.