Nigeria Customs vehicles e-auction records first internet scam victim

Cars in the port
Cars in the port

The e-auction‎ of seized vehicles and goods by the Nigeria Customs Service, NCS, Ogun State command, started on Thursday but with a mild drama.

At the exercise, about 45 bidders were handed keys to their vehicles, having fulfilled all necessary conditions attached to the auctioning.

The exercise, which took place at the Idi -Iroko border office of the command, witnessed a dramatic scene when a bidder who was duped by a suspected hacker of customs website stormed the venue.

The bidder, Julius Ajasa, who came to claim his vehicle was told by the officers that he had fake papers. It was later discovered that he had been duped by a hacker who tricked him into paying the prescribed fees into an account.

But when the victim was asked to put a call across to the number provided by the hacker, the calls were rejected.

The documents he brought had Corporate Affairs Commission, CAC, registration number RC 06547 which indicated that he was successful on the bid to acquire a Toyota Cammry 2010 model.

The Comptroller of Customs, Ogun State Command, Sanni Maduggu, said the exercise was transparent, adding that it would be a continuous one.

He however cautioned prospective bidders to be cautious of fraudsters stressing that the exercise is now initiated online, and that the appropriate website of the service should be visited.


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  • Tynet Cafe

    can somebody inbox me the correct site for the auction??

  • George

    Mallams with small brain handling big things.

    Southerners imported Cars and Goods but Hausa man auction them out to his people.

    • Malik Isah

      edey pain sha, very painful to you. sorry

  • Andrea Braham

    Good day, this is to inform the general public that the Nigeria Customs Service Replacement / Recruitment form, alongside the Auction sales of Impounded Articles ranging from cars, bags of cement, bags of rice and others has fully commenced in line with the directives of the Comptroller General of the Nigeria Customs Service Col. Hameed Ibrahim Ali {Rtd.}
    Below are the enlisted vehicles / cars which are up for Auction sales
    *Pricelist of Toyota cars:
    • Toyota Land Cruiser-N850,000
    • Toyota Prado N830,000
    • Toyota Corolla –N400,000
    • Toyota Camry –N300,000-N1M
    • Toyota Avensis – N350,000-N1M
    • Toyota Yaris – N400,000
    • Toyota Venza – N950,000-N1.5M
    • Toyota RAV4 SUV –N650,000
    • Toyota Hilus Pickup-N700,000
    • Toyota Dyna Truck – N400,000
    • Toyota Hiace Bus – N750,000
    • Toyota Coaster Bus 32 seaters – N1M
    * Toyota Sienna-N400,000
    * Toyota Highlander-N600,000-N1M
    * Toyota Tundra-N950,000-N1.5M
    * Toyota Tacoma-N1M.

    *Pricelist of Peugeot Cars:
    Peugeot c230-N400,000
    C300-N500,000
    406-N350,000
    407-N400,000
    206-N250,000
    504-N350,000.
    404-N250,000

    *Pricelist of some Mazda Cars:
    626-N280,000
    MPV-N700,000
    625-N250,000.

    *Pricelist of some Honda cars:
    Honda Civic cars – N350,000
    Honda Accord – N400,000
    Honda CR-V – N580,000
    Honda Odyssey – N400,000
    Honda CR-V – N520,000
    Honda Pilot – N700,000
    Honda City-N300,000.

    *Pricelist of some Volswagen cars:
    Golf 2,3,4,5-N250,000-N500,000
    Jetta-N350,000
    Passat-N350,000.

    *Pricelist of some Lexus cars:
    Lexus RX300-N600,000
    Lexus RX330-N700,000
    Lexus RX350-N900,000
    Lexus GX450-N900,000
    Lexus GX470-N1M.

    *Pricelist of some Nissan cars:
    • Nissan Sunny – N320,000
    • Nissan Patrol SUV – N500,000
    • Nissan Civilian 30 seater bus – N900,000-N1.1M
    • Nissan Pathfinder SUV – N650,000-N1.1M
    * Nissan Altima-N400,000-N750,000 e.t.c. are all available for Auction Sale.
    Other impounded articles such as Bags of rice @ {#10,500} per bag and Bags of Cement @ {#1,500} per bag are also available at our ware houses in our commands respectively.
    It is pertinent to note that the above enlisted vehicles are in perfect working conditions, and are provided with necessary documents which is in accordance with our policy of ensuring credibility and transparency in all transactions and thus, geared towards maintaining an outstanding relationship with the public.
    For more information on application / clearance process, contact the office of the Public Relations Officer in charge of the Auction sales Auctions Cadre. Babatunde Anthony on 07050677384 or via email @ babatundeanthonycustomoffice@gmail.com
    Signed : Management