National security officials and the military allegedly stormed the customs office and took away seized fuel


Regional news for Saturday, December 4, 2021

Source: www.ghanaweb.com

2021-12-04

Some soldiers on site

National security officers came with reinforcements, customs officer

We weren’t allowed to give them fuel, Wilfred Amoquandoh

Customs investigate confiscated fuel vessel, Amoquandoh

Fuel confiscated by customs officials at the Albert Bosomtwe Sam fishing port in Sekondi on Friday evening was taken away by people suspected of being national security agents.

According to the Citi News report, the officers were accompanied by a few military personnel after customs officials refused to hand over the seized items to them.

The chief of the patrol team of the customs division in Sekondi, Wilfred Amoquandoh, in an interview with the information station, noted that the fuel was confiscated as part of the anti-oil operation. illegal of his dress.

He said the fuel was unloaded into tanks at the station at the fishing port from a vessel.

Wilfred Amoquandoh said these national security agents, without any authorization documents, broke the padlocks of the tanks and took them away.

He said, “They confronted us on [Thursday] but because we weren’t too sure… we didn’t give them the goods. So they came with reinforcements [on Friday evening]… No document was given to us authorizing them to take the fuel from the tank or to pass it from the customs guard to their custody.

“No document was given to us authorizing them to take the fuel from the tank or to pass it from the customs guard to their custody,” he added.

He said the matter had been passed on to their bosses and therefore they were awaiting their comments.

In the meantime, investigations have been launched into the matter and all key stakeholders have been kept informed.


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