Customs Slams N165,000 Duty On Traveler For Designer Bag (Read Details)

The Nigerian Customs Service has reacted to a traveler’s claim of being maltreated by its officers because of her tribe and gender.

In a statement released by Customs’ spokesperson Joseph Attah, the woman identified as Mrs. Udensi Adaeze Nwagboliwe who arrived the Nnamdi Azikiwe Airport onboard a British Airways Flight 083, was accused of buying a Louis Vuitton bag and shoe which was above N50,000 – which is the maximum worth of goods allowed for arriving passengers freely without Duty payment.

The lady reportedly failed to show receipt for the Louis Vuitton bag brand she had on her and also claimed she bought it at the duty free shop at the point of departure. A verification done online revealed she was carrying a N570, 467 worth of bag, hence the duty assessment of N165,692.