BY EMMA UJAH
ABUJA— Comptroller-General of Customs, Dikko Inde Abdullahi, yesterday dismissed four Customs men for gross misconduct.
The dismissed men are: Customs Assistant Grade/II (CA/II) Zaharadeen Ishiaku; CA/II Mani Aminu; CA/II Mustapha S. Manir and CA/II Yahaya I. Abdullahi.
A statement by Customs boss in Abuja said: “The Customs men were arrested by a military patrol team on July 13, 2011 at a beer parlour in Mabushi, Abuja drinking alcohol, displaying fire arms and conducting themselves in a manner that clearly contradict their calling as trained security personnel
“Possession of fire arms off duty, drinking alcohol while mingling with women of easy virtue in a hotel is at variance with the new face of the Nigeria Customs Service that places high premium on discipline and professionalism”.
The statement added that the dismissal was a demonstration of the Abdullahi administration’s zero tolerance for indiscipline, abuse of office and intimidation of Nigerians, whom the officers are paid to protect.