A Customs officer, an Assistant Superintendent of Customs (ASC) who showed up at Customs headquarters in Abuja yesterday while spotting the uniform of a Deputy Comptroller General (DCG) has been placed under medical examination, the agency reports.
The officer’s name tag reads: Nura Dalhatu.
In a report by The Nation, Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) spokesman Joseph Attah confirmed the incident. He described the officer as “one not in a right frame of mind”.
The ASC was said to have appeared at the Customs headquarters, demanding to take over the office of Controller General.
“For those who have seen or may soon see a picture that is being variously misinterpreted, what happened was that an Assistant Superintendent of Customs (ASC) came to the office today wearing the rank of a Deputy Comptroller General.”
“From questions and answers that followed, it was obvious that he was not in the right frame of mind. So, a doctor was immediately invited.
“He is currently undergoing medical examination at the medical unit of the service,” Attah said in a post on a social media platform.
There are eight ranks between the ASC and DCG, which is a top management rank next to the Comptroller General of Customs.