Controversial Import Duty Judgement: Customs Files Motion Setting Aside Court Ruling

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In response to the judgment of Import duty on goods/personal effects contained in passenger baggage, the Nigeria Customs Service, has today, filed for a motion setting aside the judgment delivered on 13th May, 2020 by the Federal High Court, Abuja.

In a press statement sent to Platform Reporters on Monday and signed by Customs National Public Relations Officers, Deputy Comptroller Joseph Attah, customs revealed it has faulted the judgement on the following grounds:

A. No fair hearing before the judgment was delivered

B. Misapplication of the laws to arrive at the said judgment

C. The judgment is a nullity among others.

Attah further stated that “the Service is by this motion seeking for the case to be heard on its merit and opportunity for all parties to adequately address the honorable Court.

“While urging the general public to await the outcome of the case, the Service wishes to assure Nigerians of its readiness to comply with the outcome of the Judicial Process”, he stated.

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