Nigerian Custom Officers Physically Assaults Lawyer Inside Their Office (VIDEO)
A video circulating on social media has shown men and officers of the Nigeria Customs Service manhandling a lawyer who accompanied his client to resolve an issue with the service over his car which was impounded
Trouble was said to have started when the lawyer informed the service of the illegality of their action in impounding the client’s car. This legal opinion from the lawyer was said to have angered the Customs officers who directed he be manhandled and detained.
In the video sighted by Newsblenda, the lawyer is seen struggling with about two to three officers who at the instruction of a senior officer were trying to evacuate him from the office.
The overpowered lawyer attempted to resist the physical intimidation and harassment of the officers by informing them of the illegality of their actions even as the person who recorded the video opposed the action by reminding them that the man was a lawyer.
If the Nigerian custom service can treat a lawyer that knows his rights like this what will be the faith of a layman