An Assistant Superintendent of Customs, Nura Dalhatu, who was yesterday reported to have visited the Customs Comptroller General, Col. Hameed Ali (Rtd) in his office and asked to take over as directed by the President, is currently undergoing medical and mental examination.
Background:According to the Public Relations Officer of Nigerian Customs Service (NCS), Mr Joseph Attah; a doctor was invited to conduct some tests when the officer from Katsina state, having promoted himself to the rank of Comptroller-General invaded the Customs Headquarters in Abuja. He wore a uniform striped as a Deputy Comptroller General. (Of note: The ASC1 is eight ranks behind a DCG)
How it played out:The Customs spokesperson later revealed that after Dalhatu was arrested, questioned and tested, it was discovered that he was not in the right frame of mind.
- “An ASC1 Officer by name Nura Dalhatu from Katsina state, promoted himself to the Rank of CGC & visited the Comptroller General (Col. Hameed Ali) in his office to take over as the new CGC as directed by the president according to him. He has since been arrested.”
- “He is presently undergoing a medical examination at the medical unit of the service.”