Ex-Customs boss, Dikko, returns N1bn cash to FG

A former Comptroller-General of the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS), Alhaji Abdullahi Dikko, has returned N1.04billion to the Federal Government.

Dikko, who served as the head of customs between August, 2009 and August, 2015, became the subject of an EFCC investigation last year when the commission established that about N40billion was diverted from the coffers of the NCS under his watch.

The funds were allegedly drawn from proceeds of the seven per cent cost of collection and one per cent comprehensive import supervision scheme.

He was subsequently arrested by the EFCC in June this year but was released due to his poor health. There are unconfirmed reports that the former Customs powerful man is suffering from prostrate cancer.

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Dikko’s mansion located at 1 Audu Ogbeh Street, Jabi, Abuja.

 

The EFCC had, earlier in the year, seized a mansion belonging to Dikko located at 1 Audu Ogbeh Street, Jabi, Abuja.

According to the EFCC, the mansion is worth at least two billion naira.

The ex-Customs CG is also believed to own properties in Dubai and in Katsina, his home state. 

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