Following the disinformation by the Nigeria Custom Service (NCS) Federal Operations Unit, Zone A Ikeja over the alleged under-payment of custom duties on a McLaren Luxury car belonging to Abdullahi Mohammed, son of Senator Bala Mohammed, a pressure group Peace and Media Advocacy has bemoaned the negative story in the Daily Sun newspaper which cast Abdullahi Mohammed in bad light saying that “the truth is that the car in question was bought in Dubai for the sum of 140,000 Dirham and not $ 3 million as alleged in the story”. It was shipped out of Dubai in December 2015 and got to Nigeria on January 8, 2016.
In a statement made available to newsmen recently, by the national coordinator Mr. James Okoronkwo debunked the false story by the spokesman of FOU Zone A, Uche Ejesieme that the vehicle was impounded because Mallam Abdullahi Mohammed paid the custom duty of a little over N300, 000.00 instead of N124, 000,000 noting that issues arising the from the exact tariff on the car was resolved.
Furthermore, the national coordinator decried the story saying Abdullahi was never arrested but got to know about the controversy through his clearing agent. Okoronkwo appealed to the media and government officials to refrain from being used to tarnish the image of law-abiding and well-meaning Nigerians.