EFCC quizzes ex-Customs boss, Dikko Abdullahi

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) yesterday arrested a former Comptroller General of the Nigerian Customs Service, Abdullahi Dikko Inde, over allegations of financial crimes.

Abdullahi was said to have arrived at the Abuja; Wuse II Headquarters of the Commission at about 10 am yesterday and was still being grilled by EFCC detectives as at press time.

It was learnt that the former Customs boss is being grilled over allegations bordering on criminal conspiracy, diversion of public funds, theft, abuse of office and living above legitimate means.
The anti-graft agency is said to be questioning the ex-Customs chief over the source of the funds with which he reportedly acquired a palatial mansion valued at over N2 billion located at 1, Audu Ogbe Street, Jabi Abuja.
“There is also a further allegation that he diverted over N40 billion from Customs coffers. The funds were allegedly drawn from proceeds of the 7% cost of collection and 1% comprehensive import supervision scheme,” according to reports. 

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