Why We Raided Kefiano Motors-----Customs

Some of the exotic bullet proof cars seized from Kefiano Motors by Customs in Abuja last week.

 The Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) has said that it raided an Abuja based automobile dealer; Kefiano Motors , last week and seized 18 smuggled car 13 out of which were bullet-proof, because the dealer failed to present the necessary documents to enable him import such vehicles. 

The Comptroller General of Customs, Col. Hameed Ali (rtd) who disclosed this to newsmen in Abuja last week, said that importing such vehicles,  the importer ought to obtain clearance from the Office of the National Security Adviser ( ONSA). 

He said, “On Saturday, September 16, 2017, based on credible information, the detachment of the Compliance Team visited Kefiano Motors Limited in the Central Business Area of Abuja and discovered 18 suspected smuggled exotic vehicles that were displayed for sale. The NCS has 265 smuggled cars that have been seized in the last two months. Details of the 18 cars seized from the Abuja car stand on Saturday include one Tools Royce, two Range Rover, four Lexus, three G-Wagon, two Toyota Prado SUVs , one Lincon Navigator, one Infinity, one 4matic, two Toyota Sequoia and one Toyota Camry”. 

Comptroller Ali, said the importer, who claimed to have genuine documents to prove he paid the required duties, had been asked to present them for verification and failure to make good his claims would lead to his arrest and prosecution. 

According to him, why importers of bullet proof cars need NSA’s permission End User Certificate (EUC) is compulsorily required for the importation of all controlled items into the country.  

He stressed that such a certificate is issued by only the Office of the National Security Adviser, ONSA.