The House of Representatives Committee on Public Petition has expressed concern about the refusal of the Nigerian Customs Service (NSC) to appear and respond to a petition on extra judicial killings by its men.
He said that the committee received a petition by Assemblywoman Sikirat Ajibola, a member of the Ogun House of Assembly.
“The petitioner are here, as you can see apparently, customs is not here; the petitioner came on time, coming form Ogun, it is a pathetic situation.
“From the stamp of the Comptroller-General office, they were served this hearing notice and the notice of petition was received by the NCS on the Nov. 6.
“Today is Nov. 13, which means they revived it seven days ago and they are not here.
“To be honest with you, we do not hear a case when one side is not present because of the fundamental role of natural justice,” he said.
The chairman, however, said that the hearing would be rescheduled for a later date for the NSC to appear.
Edited by Abiemwense Moru/Kayode Olaitan
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