Lagos - There are indications that a serving governor and a minister, are among owners of about 1 500 exotic vehicles parked in the Volkswagen Yard, on the Mile 2-Badagry Expressway in Lagos since 2015, Punch reports.
Another governor from the South-East (name withheld) has also been identified as the owner of 15 Sports Utility Vehicles intercepted and impounded by officers of the Nigeria Customs Service and parked in the agency’s office in Ikeja.
The Senate Committee on Customs, Excise and Tariff, led by its Chairman, Hope Uzodinma, had visited the VON premises last week on oversight assignment when it discovered that the place looked deserted with disused equipment in its assembly plant.
The officials of the company, who had earlier declined to open the store to the lawmakers for inspection, were forced to grant the visitors access into the warehouse when the lawmakers threatened to force the door open.
The senators, who were there in company with security operatives and officials of the NCS, saw no fewer than 1,500 pieces of various models of Volkswagen products and other brands of vehicles in the warehouse.
News24 previously reported that despite the economic downturn in the country, about 360 exotic cars have been delivered to the House of Representatives to be shared by the lawmakers.
The cars are said to be worth a whopping N3.6 billion, reports Punch.
Already, the House has taken delivery of 28 units of the Peugeot 508.
- News 24