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See Why A Nigerian Customs Officer Attempted To Upstage His Boss

Margaret Solace

An ASC1 ranked officer from Katsina State, on Monday, promoted himself to the rank of Deputy Comptroller General and then invaded the office of the CGC to take over as the new boss.

This resulted in a mild drama at the Nigerian Customs Headquarters, Abuja.

The junior officer during the “upstage” allegedly claimed to be carrying out a presidential order. He has since been arrested.

However, while reacting to the incident, the Customs Public Relations Officer, Deputy Comptroller, Joseph Attah, said the officer involved was “not in the right frame of mind.”

Attah said the officer was immediately taken for medical examination.

“What happened was that, an Assistant Superintendent of Customs came to the office today wearing the rank of a Deputy Comptroller General," Attah said.

“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 presently undergoing medical examination at the medical unit of the service.”