Freight Forwarders operating at the Lagos ports complex have unanimously condemned the attack on Barr.( Mrs) Jayne Shoboiki, the Deputy Comptroller of Customs in charge of Customs Intelligence Unit (CIU), Tin Can Island Port Command.
Their reaction followed the recent campaign of calumny being orchestrated by Dr Boniface Aniebonam, the Founder of National Association of Government Approved Freight Forwarders (NAGAFF) against the Customs chief for her uncompromising stand on strict application of customs clearing process.
Dr Aniebonam, it was gathered, in one of his recent transactions at the Tin Can port, had have fallen foul of the guidelines on customs clearing procedures when he allegedly made false declaration of his consignment, an offence which attracted outright seizure under section 46 and 47 of Customs and Excise Act Management Act (CEMA).
It was also alleged that in March, this year, the NAGAFF chief was involved in the clearance of a 1×40 footer container laden with plastic combs which is a prohibited items and was consequently seized, an action which was said to have infuriated him.
In an apparent show of desperation and frustration, the NAGAFF chief consequently launched series of attack through coordinated but damaging petitions against DC Shoboiki, an intelligence customs officer for her refusal to shift ground on strict observance of the rules on goods clearance despite all the pressure to do so.