By Ajibola Abayomi,
January 17, 2018.
An eight months old pregnant woman, Mrs Bukola Ologunoh on Thursday at Iyana-Iyesi, Sango Ota, Ogun State narrowly escaped death when men of the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) were chasing smugglers at the neigbourhood.
The victim who was recuperating at an undisclosed hospital as at press time was engulfed in the middle of the exchange between the customs men and the smugglers.
According to an eye witness, the woman was hit by a stray bullet from the customs officers who were anxious to get hold of the smugglers who took to their heels.
Confirming the development, the husband of the woman, Mr Tosin Ologunoh told our correspondent that “I can only thank God that my wife is recovering from the gunshot that pierced through her armpit.
“She is an accountant with IBABC, a private power holding firm at Iyana-Iyesi. My wife was the accountant of the firm and had nothing to do with smuggling. She was n her way to the office when the incident happened. I was surprised that they opened fire on her.
“The smugglers according the neighbors had escaped into the streets at Iyana-Iyesi when the officers jumped out of their vehicles and start shouting sporadically.
“It was sad. I thank God that they did not kill my wife” he said.
TheLead Online however gathered that the Police had arrested the customs officer that opened fire on the woman.
Spokesman for Federal Operation Unit, Zone A of NCS, Jerome Attah said he had confirmed from the doctor that the woman was in a stable condition.