With serenades of “bring back our rice,” scores of traders at the Sango-Ota Market Thursday spoke to the Ogun State Governor, Senator Ibikunle Amosun, to help recover their seized sacks of rice from the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS).
A portion of the distressed dealers, who stripped Unclad, mounted a human bar at the fundamental passage of the Governor’s Office, Oke-Mosan, Abeokuta, requesting his prompt intercession.
Traditions agents from the Federal Operations Unit, Ikeja, Lagos had in the early hours of Wednesday attacked the Sango-Ota advertise, trucking without end a huge number of packs of rice and jerry jars of vegetable oil.
Miffed by the seizure, which they depicted as “shamefulness,” several rice dealers and adolescents blockaded the Abeokuta-Lagos Expressway in dissent and deadened movement and business exercises for around 14 hours.
A portion of the merchants, under the aegis of Sango Marketers Association, raged Amosun’s office Thursday and brought for his intercession over the asserted attack by the Customs men.
They were furnished with notices bearing distinctive engravings, for example, “Traditions bring back our rice;” and “Our rights are being trampled upon by Customs officers of FOU, Ikeja,” among others.
The rice dealers, who were driven by their organizer, Alhaja Wakilat Salako, said a portion of the influenced brokers have been hospitalized because of the immense misfortunes experienced the assault.
Salako said 4,200 packs of rice were taken away by the law requirement specialists as opposed to before reports that 18,000 sacks were trucked