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Beware!! My 2014 GX460 Cleared By Adexfem Was Impounded By Custom Officers Today by 222Martins(m): 9:39pm On Nov 21, 2019
So the 2014 GX460 i pre-ordered from Manheim through KakakiAutos since July finally arrived this November 2019. You can see the thread here: https://www.nairaland.com/5281450/experience-buying-2014-lexus-gx460

KakakiAutos recommended AdexFem as the clearing agent. In his words, "Using AdexFem will cost you more than other agents because Adexfem pays full duty on cars he clears, unlike other agents that cut corners."

I said good, i will rather go with the expensive Adexfem option and have peace of mind than being penny wise pound foolish. So i was billed N2.750M (Two Million, Seven Hundred and Fifty Thousand Naira) to clear the vehicle with full duty paid and i transferred the full sum same day. Only to have my vehicle impounded today and taken to the customs office because Adexfem decided to shortchange the Government; after collecting full payment from me.

Continued: Those who have done business with me on Nairaland like Gazzuzz and others know that i don't pinch pennies, and i hate cutting corners. Out of the N2.750M handed over to him for clearance, Adexfem paid a duty of N1.5M plus other minor charges bringing the total receipted sum he paid to N1.9M.

The most annoying part of this whole incident was that while the driver was on the road today, i kept asking repeatedly if the full duty was paid so that the driver will know his stand when dealing with the custom officers on the road. Adexfem kept reassuring me that the full duty was paid. My driver and escort had a rough day along the road with the customs until we got to custom checkpoint 4 and we were asked to go pay full duty or settle them with N200k.

N200k settlement at checkpoint 4, after paying N2.750M with about 7 or more checkpoints to go through. angry angry angry angry The custom officers requested to know how much exactly was given to our clearing agent (Adexfem) for the car. My driver called Adexfem to speak with the officers but he only made matters worst by name dropping and telling them that this is Nigeria.

The custom officers got annoyed with his statement and impounded the car. I got across to Adexfem and he said it would have been better we spent N200k settling them than allowing them take the car to their office. That was when he opened up that he paid N1.9M total and used the N850k or there about to grease palms at the port. shocked shocked shocked shocked shocked shocked shocked shocked

Please for the record, KakakiAutos is not to blame in anyway for this. He delivered on his promise despite all the hurdles we experienced during the buying process. There's no harm in recommending your client to another business that offers complimentary service.

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Re: Beware!! My 2014 GX460 Cleared By Adexfem Was Impounded By Custom Officers Today by 222Martins(m): 9:40pm On Nov 21, 2019
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Re: Beware!! My 2014 GX460 Cleared By Adexfem Was Impounded By Custom Officers Today by 222Martins(m): 9:40pm On Nov 21, 2019
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Re: Beware!! My 2014 GX460 Cleared By Adexfem Was Impounded By Custom Officers Today by prizlezzlalasky(f): 9:42pm On Nov 21, 2019
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Re: Beware!! My 2014 GX460 Cleared By Adexfem Was Impounded By Custom Officers Today by Nobody: 9:44pm On Nov 21, 2019
Hmnnn. Hope this is resolved.
Re: Beware!! My 2014 GX460 Cleared By Adexfem Was Impounded By Custom Officers Today by tempex88(m): 9:46pm On Nov 21, 2019
222Martins:
So the 2014 GX460 i pre-ordered from Manheim through KakakiAutos since July finally arrived this November 2019. You can see the thread here: https://www.nairaland.com/5281450/experience-buying-2014-lexus-gx460

KakakiAutos recommended AdexFem as the clearing agent. In his words, "Using AdexFem will cost you more than other agents because Adexfem pays full duty on cars he clears, unlike other agents that cut corners."

I said good, i will rather go with the expensive Adexfem option and have peace of mind than being penny wise pound foolish. So i was billed N2.750M (Two Million, Seven Hundred and Fifty Thousand Naira) to clear the vehicle with full duty paid and i transferred the full sum same day. Only to have my vehicle impounded today and taken to the customs office because Adexfem decided to shortchange the Government; after collecting full payment from me.

I will Be back with more facts, figures and evidences of the transaction.

2m duty is small for Lexus gx 460.

Customs will issue you additional assessment of 1m to 1.5m.

Sorry about this

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Re: Beware!! My 2014 GX460 Cleared By Adexfem Was Impounded By Custom Officers Today by dinyelutochukwu: 9:46pm On Nov 21, 2019
This is an aberration. To spend 2.7million on clearing your vehicle and still have it impounded is heartbreaking.
What was the reason sir?
Could it be underpaid duties or a case of outright fraud/fake custom papers.
I pray the former rather than the latter should be the case.
Re: Beware!! My 2014 GX460 Cleared By Adexfem Was Impounded By Custom Officers Today by Frankdamaxx(m): 9:47pm On Nov 21, 2019
Local man is Angry.

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Re: Beware!! My 2014 GX460 Cleared By Adexfem Was Impounded By Custom Officers Today by double3(m): 9:47pm On Nov 21, 2019
With people like computerglobal on this forum we should not be having these issue...just pay a minor sum and he verifies ur custom duty authenticity.
I hope u resolve the issues without much loss bro

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Re: Beware!! My 2014 GX460 Cleared By Adexfem Was Impounded By Custom Officers Today by Skyfornia(m): 9:47pm On Nov 21, 2019
This deserve front page.... please adexfem come and clear your name.

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Re: Beware!! My 2014 GX460 Cleared By Adexfem Was Impounded By Custom Officers Today by daddytime(m): 9:49pm On Nov 21, 2019
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Re: Beware!! My 2014 GX460 Cleared By Adexfem Was Impounded By Custom Officers Today by daomi(m): 9:50pm On Nov 21, 2019
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Re: Beware!! My 2014 GX460 Cleared By Adexfem Was Impounded By Custom Officers Today by hisexcellency34: 9:56pm On Nov 21, 2019
This Customs people wahala is becoming too much

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Re: Beware!! My 2014 GX460 Cleared By Adexfem Was Impounded By Custom Officers Today by Kaymaxine(m): 10:00pm On Nov 21, 2019
tempex88:


2m duty is small for Lexus gx 460.

Customs will issue you additional assessment of 1m to 1.5m.

Sorry about this
He just said he paid 2.7m bruv!!!

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Re: Beware!! My 2014 GX460 Cleared By Adexfem Was Impounded By Custom Officers Today by amliftedhigher: 10:10pm On Nov 21, 2019
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Re: Beware!! My 2014 GX460 Cleared By Adexfem Was Impounded By Custom Officers Today by tempex88(m): 10:17pm On Nov 21, 2019
Kaymaxine:

He just said he paid 2.7m bruv!!!

If agent charge u 2.7m, money to government won’t be up to 2.5m

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Re: Beware!! My 2014 GX460 Cleared By Adexfem Was Impounded By Custom Officers Today by NwaAmaikpe: 10:19pm On Nov 21, 2019
shocked




Village people just want to use your Lexus for their own Christmas.

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Re: Beware!! My 2014 GX460 Cleared By Adexfem Was Impounded By Custom Officers Today by jaymichael(m): 10:22pm On Nov 21, 2019
222Martins:
So the 2014 GX460 i pre-ordered from Manheim through KakakiAutos since July finally arrived this November 2019. You can see the thread here: https://www.nairaland.com/5281450/experience-buying-2014-lexus-gx460

KakakiAutos recommended AdexFem as the clearing agent. In his words, "Using AdexFem will cost you more than other agents because Adexfem pays full duty on cars he clears, unlike other agents that cut corners."

I said good, i will rather go with the expensive Adexfem option and have peace of mind than being penny wise pound foolish. So i was billed N2.750M (Two Million, Seven Hundred and Fifty Thousand Naira) to clear the vehicle with full duty paid and i transferred the full sum same day. Only to have my vehicle impounded today and taken to the customs office because Adexfem decided to shortchange the Government; after collecting full payment from me.

Continued: Those who have done business with me on Nairaland like Gazzuzz and others know that i don't pinch pennies, and i hate cutting corners. Out of the N2.750M handed over to him for clearance, Adexfem paid a duty of N1.5M plus other minor charges bringing the total receipted sum he paid to N1.9M.

The most annoying part of this whole incident was that while the driver was on the road today, i kept asking repeatedly if the full duty was paid so that the driver will know his stand when dealing with the custom officers on the road. Adexfem kept reassuring me that the full duty was paid. My driver and escort had a rough day along the road with the customs until we got to custom checkpoint 4 and we were asked to go pay full duty or settle them with N200k.

N200k settlement at checkpoint 4, after paying N2.750M with about 7 or more checkpoints to go through. angry angry angry angry The custom officers requested to know how much exactly was given to our clearing agent (Adexfem) for the car. My driver called Adexfem to speak with the officers but he only made matters worst by name dropping and telling them that this is Nigeria.

The custom officers got annoyed with his statement and impounded the car. I got across to Adexfem and he said it would have been better we spent N200k settling them than allowing them take the car to their office. That was when he opened up that he paid N1.9M total and used the N850k or there about to grease palms at the port. shocked shocked shocked shocked shocked shocked shocked shocked

To be Continued!!!
Ask for the valuation and duty payable on your vehicle and request for them to raise the D/N, generate assessment for you to go pay. Don't settle them. You can pay the Assesed Duty yourself . They can't impound your car as long as it was genuinely cleared and you paid the exact amount the valuation at the port gave you to pay. Of the whole sum you gave your clearing agent, he will pay Shipping charges, Terminal charges and other running expenses out of it.
Good Luck

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Re: Beware!! My 2014 GX460 Cleared By Adexfem Was Impounded By Custom Officers Today by Raysleek: 10:30pm On Nov 21, 2019
Even the car dealers and agents with the so called good names are now having their names soiled because of few bucks.
A good name is more desirable than great riches; to be esteemed is better than silver or gold.
Proverbs 22:1 NIV
https://proverbs.bible/proverbs-22-1

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Re: Beware!! My 2014 GX460 Cleared By Adexfem Was Impounded By Custom Officers Today by 222Martins(m): 10:34pm On Nov 21, 2019
jaymichael:
Ask for the valuation and duty payable on your vehicle and request for them to raise the D/N, generate assessment for you to go pay. Don't settle them. You can pay the Assesed Duty yourself . They can't impound your car as long as it was genuinely cleared and you paid the exact amount the valuation at the port gave you to pay. Of the whole sum you gave your clearing agent, he will pay Shipping charges, Terminal charges and other running expenses out of it.
Good Luck

Thanks for your suggestion. Maybe you should put an estimated figure to the shipping charges and terminal charges so we can do the maths.

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Re: Beware!! My 2014 GX460 Cleared By Adexfem Was Impounded By Custom Officers Today by Openbusiness: 10:39pm On Nov 21, 2019
A dealership sold 2014 GX460 should cost maybe around from $21,000 upwards depending on specs. So, surface duty alone is estimated around

21,000 * 306 * 0.35

That's approximately N2.250m surface duty alone, then plus the second 35% levy, which doubles it. Which means genuine full duty in a 2014 GX460 ( based on this estimate purchase price) is around 5m, then not to talk of terminal fees, clearing charges. You will need like 5m to 6m (or more) to clear it with genuine full duty. The agent wanted to beat the system because that's the Nigerian way that most people do but unfortunately it backfired this time. Most agents if they tell you the correct full duty price, the customer will run away and find someone that will charge less and this cheaper agent will still clear it the 9ja way because that's how come he can do it cheaper. But if the guy should have paid like 3.5m or 4m duty, the customs won't disturb with that figure. But how can he pay 3.5m or 4m duty when he collected 2.75m. This is the great puzzle only a magician can solve. But don't take my word for it, I may be wrong or right, who knows. Car dealers and customs people should enlighten us more on this matter please. I want to learn.

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Re: Beware!! My 2014 GX460 Cleared By Adexfem Was Impounded By Custom Officers Today by ACRI: 10:47pm On Nov 21, 2019
WAWU shocked shocked shocked shocked shocked shocked shocked shocked

Everybody becoming a criminal

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Re: Beware!! My 2014 GX460 Cleared By Adexfem Was Impounded By Custom Officers Today by ShenTeh(m): 10:49pm On Nov 21, 2019
This will be very painful.

One day i told Gazzuzz, "the guy I am talking about knows you very well. Should I trust him?" To which he replied, "Don't trust any dealer!"

I will always put that to heart.

Don't trust any agent too has been added to that mantra.

And we will all be complaining about bad government, meanwhile we are worse.

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Re: Beware!! My 2014 GX460 Cleared By Adexfem Was Impounded By Custom Officers Today by Conner44: 10:50pm On Nov 21, 2019
This is a case of Big man big wahala

Chai oluwa.. abeg open up your heavens and stone your clouds of blessings upon your children.

The jalopy I manage doesn’t even cost up to this jeeps customs clearance fee, and it’s as a tokumbo oh.

Oh God, see my shining cap less head ... abeg stone ohh

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Re: Beware!! My 2014 GX460 Cleared By Adexfem Was Impounded By Custom Officers Today by diportivo: 10:57pm On Nov 21, 2019
Conner44:
This is a case of Big man big wahala

Chai oluwa.. abeg open up your heavens and stone your clouds of blessings upon your children.

The jalopy I manage doesn’t even cost up to this jeeps customs clearance fee, and it’s as a tokumbo oh.

Oh God, see my shining cap less head ... abeg stone ohh


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Re: Beware!! My 2014 GX460 Cleared By Adexfem Was Impounded By Custom Officers Today by Openbusiness: 11:04pm On Nov 21, 2019
ShenTeh:
This will be very painful.

One day i told Gazzuz, "the guy I am talking about knows you very well. Should I trust him?" To which he replied, Don't trust any dealer!"

I will always put that to heart.

Don't trust any agent too has been added to that mantra.

And we will all be complaining about bad government, meanwhile we are worse.

Technically, the agent didn't defraud him. He tried to beat the system, but it backfired. Even if he paid complete N2.750m as duty alone, that amount is still not up to full duty for a 2014 GX460, unless maybe the car is the accidental type and bought cheap or they undervalued it in the assessment.

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Re: Beware!! My 2014 GX460 Cleared By Adexfem Was Impounded By Custom Officers Today by ElRazur: 11:13pm On Nov 21, 2019
Openbusiness:


Technically, the agent didn't defraud him. He tried to beat the system, but it backfired. Even if he paid complete N2.750m as duty alone, that amount is still not up to full duty, unless maybe the car is the accidental type and bought cheap or they undervalued it in the assessment.

Please just clear up the technicalities here? I assumed the buyer was billed and he paid. But as it stand, he has now been out of pocket, don't have a car and very stressed.

I don't know the in and out of clearing a car but from the buyers perspective, it is looking like he's out of pocket and potentially defrauded.

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Re: Beware!! My 2014 GX460 Cleared By Adexfem Was Impounded By Custom Officers Today by mejai(m): 11:22pm On Nov 21, 2019
diportivo:



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Re: Beware!! My 2014 GX460 Cleared By Adexfem Was Impounded By Custom Officers Today by Coolgent: 11:30pm On Nov 21, 2019
Never ever trust any Car leader!
Trust them the way u will trust black mamba!

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Re: Beware!! My 2014 GX460 Cleared By Adexfem Was Impounded By Custom Officers Today by CarGuideNG: 11:34pm On Nov 21, 2019
Re: Beware!! My 2014 GX460 Cleared By Adexfem Was Impounded By Custom Officers Today by Openbusiness: 11:34pm On Nov 21, 2019
ElRazur:


Please just clear up the technicalities here? I assumed the buyer was billed and he paid. But as it stand, he has now been out of pocket, don't have a car and very stressed.

I don't know the in and out of clearing a car but from the buyers perspective, it is looking like he's out of pocket and potentially defrauded.


Well sir, what I mean is by current laws, full duty is 70%. But in reality, maybe only 1% people ever pay that, because it's too expensive, even for the wealthy. Remember the GEJ government implemented the laws to discourage car importation and encourage local manufacturing or car assembly plants by these foreign manufacturers. But these foreign car manufacturers didn't come, but unfortunately the 70% duty law remained in effect. But in practice, most clearing agents still clear with the old clearing charges, then grease a few palms, and car is released. This is the general system that even customs themselves allow behind the scenes. And that's why their bosses then setup FOU taxforces to close the loopholes and generate revenue, and also do eye service to the presidency that they are working. It is like the case of VIO, many un-roadworthy vehicles have roadworthiness certificates that they got direct from VIO themselves, they just paid money and got certificate, no vehicle inspection done by VIO before certification. But then VIO will still go on the road and such unroadworthy vehicles will be impounded when caught. More money for the government. Money 1 from issuing certificate to the un-roadworthy vehicle and Money 2, revenue from impounded cars before it is released. So in a way, it is a corrupt government system of like government selling guns to the thieves, then the same government will arrest the thieves for armed robbery and collect the guns back cheesy. But let me draw the line that I'm not speaking for the agent here, I don't know him, I don't know the OP and I'm not in anyway involved in this matter. I'm just talking in general terms based on my own understanding. But I'm waiting for the experts to come in and shed more light on this matter.

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Re: Beware!! My 2014 GX460 Cleared By Adexfem Was Impounded By Custom Officers Today by Fentanyl: 11:40pm On Nov 21, 2019
anybody travelling this xmas should verify their custom duties to avoid stories that touches the heart

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