The two customs officers, Abdullahi I and Odiba Haruna Inah, who were declared wanted by the Nigeria Customs Service in connection with the 661 pump-action rifles recovered have surrendered to the authorities.
The men, who fled upon the discovery of the guns, are reported to have submitted themselves to the Federal Operations Unit, Ikeja, on Wednesday.
A source told The Punch the men showed up at the FOU office on Wednesday, adding that they had been detained and were undergoing interrogation.
He said, “They have surrendered for arrest. They came today shortly after they were declared wanted. While one came in the morning, the other surrendered around 4pm. They have been taken into custody and are currently undergoing interrogation.”
The source explained that the importer, clearing agent, and escort, were also making useful statements, saying appropriate actions would be taken at the end of investigations.
The spokesperson for the FOU, Ikeja, Jerry Attah, confirmed the surrender of the customs officials and the invitation of the shipping company.
He said investigations were ongoing into the incident.