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Nigerian Customs Boss Assassinated At His Home In Gowon Estate Egbeda Lagos

nigerian customs boss assassinated gowon estate egbeda lagos

Nigerian Customs Boss Killed By Assassins At His Home In Gowon Estate Egbeda Lagos

Residents of Gowon Estate in Egbeda area of Alimosho LGA of Lagos state are now living in fear following the unjust murder of Customs Boss, Mato Adamu.

Acocrding to reports, the Chief Superintendent of Customs was beaten to death on Friday the 17th of May 2019 when  some thugs allegedly attacked him and his family at their apartment, Flat 10 Customs Block 12 Gowon Estate.

The 56-year-old was rushed to the hospital in an unconscious state following the attack. He was later confirmed dead at the Lagos State University Teaching hospital in Ikeja.

His wife, Faida who is still in shock is now staying with his relatives.

Here is what a neighbour said about the attack:

“This place is no longer secure and ever since my colleague’s death, I have been contemplating moving out of here. We are hearing different versions of what led to Mato’s death; some people are saying that he was killed by armed robbers, who came to rob his family, while others said he was trailed to his apartment and killed by assassins.

“But the best source of getting the true position of what happened is the police. Mato’s wife is now staying with his relatives. I plan to visit the police station to know how far they have gone with the investigation, because ever since his death, we have not heard anything from them. We want justice for his death.”



  1. Fifelomo

    May 28, 2019 at 4:20 AM


    • Stepatel

      May 28, 2019 at 11:37 AM

      When will these custom officers learn their lessons? They seize innocent Nigerians property, seize their vehicles, seize their containers ,seize whatever they import, even diplomatic containers of officers who have served this nation meritoriously and just because of a twist of faith, hey get employed in customs and immigration they decide to take laws into their hand and confiscate peoples good, convert it to theirs and begin to auction them. Which part of a civilized world does this? Every custom officer at the helm of affairs is Hausa Muslim. Recently one was stung by a bee at the borders, and now another attacked at his residence. That is how it will continue until they learn their lessons. By the way what is FAROUK still doing in customs? You can run but you can’t hide. This man has destroyed and ruined families and even sent many to their untimely graves. When something happens to him anytime people will will not look into what he has done in the past. Farouk since 2003 to date I am yet to claim my diplomatic personal effects container from Australia. God is watching everybody. U can sleep but he never sleeps nor slumber.

    • Achakir'iya

      May 28, 2019 at 1:48 PM

      May his soul rest in peace. amen.

  2. Funsho Williams

    May 28, 2019 at 4:31 AM

    No one is secure here. Just pray daily and commit ur ways to his hands

  3. Danti

    May 28, 2019 at 11:07 AM

    There is nothing wrong with the security in the area, he was their target and they got him! Custom officers are susceptible to such treatment; very delicate job.

  4. iron bar

    May 28, 2019 at 11:33 AM might be bad actors if he is a tough officer going against them or those he screwed up if he was a corrupt official…who knows..

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