Last Updated on April 9, 2019 by Ope Quadri
A container which allegedly contained dead bodies has been spotted in Lagos. A 13-second video shared by a Twitter user showed a container probably along Apapa road moving pass other vehicles.
In the short video, a Yoruba man is heard saying, “Eyin le gbe oku eeyan sinu container abi?” Meaning are you the one that’s carrying dead body inside a container?
The Twitter user who simply identified himself as Otunba tweeted@kabrajakanji. He mentioned President Muhammadu Buhari, Governor Akinwumi Ambode and others who he believed could take action in his tweet.
At the time of filing this report, Otunba was yet to respond to our tweet. We’ll keep you updated.
It isn’t the first time container meant for transporting imported products would be caught used for questionable “deals”
Several containers had been intercepted by the Nigeria Customs Service in the past for transporting illegal products.
On May 24, 2017, The Punch reported that a container was seized at Tin Can Island Command laden with 440 arms and ammunition of various sizes and designs.
“They are pump-action rifles of various designs and also the single-barrelled devices that you are familiar with.
“We discovered that they used POP to conceal the importation. We have arrested one defendant but due to security reasons, we don’t want to make it public for now because such information could hamper investigations which are still ongoing,” zonal commander, Tin Can Island command, Monday
Similar incident in 2014
InfomediaNG belives that the appropriate authority would swing into action, but it should be noted that similar thing was discovered at a port in South East England in August, 2014.
While the Nigerian incidence hasn’t been confirmed from security sources, the England’s case was actually illegal immigrants.
They 35 and were found in a shipping container and one of them – a man – was dead.
Police said the group – which included women and children – had been sealed inside the container which arrived on a transporter from Zeebrugge in Belgium.
“Staff here at the port became aware of screaming and banging coming from a container from that particular ship, as a result of that noise, obviously staff were alerted and immediately breached the container to find 35 people within that unit,” Essex Police Superintendent Trevor Roe was quoted as saying by euronews.com