They are being accused of causing the death of a woman and injury of another man, and now the law is catching up on them.

The Nigeria Police in Badagry, said it has arrested seven customs officers over the killing of Mrs Patience Oni and injuring an innocent man at Forte Oil Filling Station near Badagry Roundabout in Lagos state.

The Divisional Police Officer (DPO) Badagry Police Station, Samson Akhiromen, told the News Agency of Nigeria that the customs officers, under the code name Anti-flying, were raiding an illegal rice depot near a filling station around noon on Tuesday, when they started shooting.

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“They started shooting indiscriminately to scare away traders and residents from the area.

“During the shooting, the bullets from one of the officers hit two people, one died immediately, while the other one is receiving treatment in an undisclosed hospital.

“The husband of the woman killed is a police inspector serving in Area K Police Station, Morogbo,” he said.

The DPO said that he arrested the officers when the situation was getting out of hand.

He, however, said the arrested officers had been handed over to the SCIID Panti for further investigation and prosecution.

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