A day after officials of the Nigerian Customs Service (NCS), attached to the Federal Operations Unit (FOU), Zone A, Ikeja, Lagos, shot dead a man at Abule-Egba, a pregnant woman, Olugunna Bukola, was yesterday shot by operatives of the service at Iyana Iyesi, Ota in Ado-Odo/Ota Local Government Area of Ogun State.
Bukola, said to be eight months pregnant and a staff of IBEDC, Ota, was allegedly shot by the NCS operatives attached to the FOU Ikeja, around 7.45am on her way to office.
A resident of the area, who witnessed the incident, said the woman was hit by bullets on her back and the left side of her body, when the customs officials were in pursuit of rice smugglers in the area.
He said though the woman was rushed to a nearby hospital for treatment, he could not ascertain whether the woman survived the gunshot wounds or not.
The source informed Daily Sun that the customs official was arrested by policemen attached to Obasanjo Farm Police Station and taken to Sango Police Station.
Spokesman of Customs FOU, Ikeja, Jerry Attah, said he was yet to confirm the incident.
Public Relations Officer (PRO), Ogun State Customs Area Command, Abdullahi Maiwada, confirmed the incident, but said the woman was only brushed by stray bullets. He said: “The officers were on the trail of a suspected smuggled vehicle and, in the process, they were mobbed by some unpatriotic members of the public.