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Customs Implements Stricter Measures: Officers Prohibited from Overnight Stays in Offices

The PTML Area Command of Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) has issued a ban on the use of offices as living spaces by its operatives.

Compt. Ali Mahmud Ibrahim, the Customs Area Controller of the command, expressed his dissatisfaction with the intelligence reports revealing that some officers and non-officers of the service had been converting their offices into bedrooms and kitchens outside of working hours.

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In an internal memo, exclusively obtained by SHIPS & PORTS, Ibrahim emphasized that this behavior has resulted in a “serious breach of the command’s security measures.”

The CAC further warned that individuals found staying overnight in the office or loitering on the premises after closing hours will face arrest and prosecution.

“Every person who in any public place conducts himself in a manner likely to cause as breach of peace shall be deemed idle and disorderly person and may be arrested without warrant and are guilty of a simple offence and liable to imprisonment,” the memo read.