The last has not been heard of the luxury cars seized from some high-networth Nigerians.
The Comptroller Federal operations unit, Zone A, Ikeja Lagos, Comptroller Mohammed Uba recently presented to the media some luxury cars seized from some Nigerians that evaded the payment of the Duty Paid Value for their luxury cars.
Some of the cars presented includes 4 Rolls Royce, 1 Porche Panamera, 1 Jaguar, 1 Bentley, 2 Lexus SUVs, 2 G-Wagon, 1 Toyota Land Cruiser, 5 Toyota Corolla, 7 Mercedes Benz and other mostly 2017 models.
According to Uba, 31 assoted vehicles alone have a duty paid value of One billion, Four Hundred and Twenty Nine Million, Nine Hundred and Fifty Three Thousand, Nine Hundred and Forty One Naira, Fifty kobo (N1,429,953,941.50) only.
He also said that some of the vehicles were intercepted along Ijebu Ode Expressway, while others were seized at various locations such as Victoria Island, Parkview Estate, Banana Island, Alhaji Bankole Crescent Ikeja and Tola Adewunmi Street Maryland.
The Custom Comptroller also called on the owners of the vehicles to come forward with valid Customs clearance documents otherwise they will be liable to Seizure and subsequent Forfeiture to the Federal Government in-line with laws of the land.
According to him, their action is in-line with the provisions of Sections 147 of Customs and Excise Management Act (CEMA) Cap 45, Laws of the Federation of Nigeria 2004 (power to search premises), Section 158 of CEMA, Cap 45 Laws of Federation of Nigeria (power to patrol freely).