Court slams ICPC over shoddy trial of ex-Customs boss Dikko

Abdullahi Dikko

Abdullahi Dikko

 

The Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) has been slammed by a Federal High Court in Abuja over the shoddy manner it is prosecuting the former Comptroller General, Nigeria Customs Service (NCS), Abdullahi Dikko.

Dikko, Garba Makarfi, a former Assistant Comptroller-General of Customs, in charge of Finance, Administration and Technical Services, Umar Hussaini, a lawyer, and owner of Capital Law firm are being prosecuted by ICPC over N1.1 billion corruption charges.

The money is alleged to be a refundable “completion security deposit” for the purchase of 120 units of duplexes as residential accommodation for officers of the NCS.

The presiding judge, Justice Ijeoma Ojukwu told the ICPC Counsel, Ebenezer Shogunle, that the commission was not serious in the handling of the matter.