An official statement from the custom’s headquarters on Monday, said Nura Dahiru, an assistant superintendent of custom who promoted himself to the rank of deputy comptroller general of customs, DCG, is mentally unstable.
It would be recall that Mr Dahiru had claimed that on May 13, 2019, President Muhammadu Buhari directed him to assume the office of comptroller-general of Customs, CG.
According to a report by TheCable online, on Monday, Mr Dahiru kept to his claim arriving the Customs headquarters in Abuja wearing the new rank, and went into the office of Hameed Ali, the comptroller general.
Sources said, “As he came in, officers were saluting him because he was wearing that rank.”
Joseph Attah, the spokesman of the Customs, has however stated that Mr Dahiru was not in the right frame of mind when he took the action.
What happened was that, an assistant superintendent of Customs came to the office wearing the rank of a Deputy Comptroller General.”
“From questions and answers that followed, it was obvious that he was not in the right frame of mind, so a doctor was immediately invited.
He is presently undergoing a medical examination at the medical unit of the service,
the spokesman added.