An online news platform, Sahara Reporters last week claimed that former Comptroller-General of Nigeria Customs Service, Dikko Inde Abdullahi is suffering from prostate cancer.
Quoting unnamed anti-corruption investigators who are currently in discussions with the embattled former Customs boss, the online publication also claimed that Abdullahi has reportedly owned up to having properties worth $50million in Dubai alone.
“Mr. Dikko returned to Nigeria looking gaunt and frail after he was declared wanted by the Nigeria’s Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), reportedly suffering from prostate cancer said to be at the terminal stage. “Investigators said Dikko has vehemently denied owning properties anywhere else in the world except a huge house in Abuja and a multi-billion Naira farm in his home state of Katsina.
“A source involved in the negotiations said Dikko was not arrested and hurled into detention because the authorities are worried that if harshly treated, he might die in detention, making it harder to recover his assets from Dubai,” Sahara reporters stated on its website on Wednesday.
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