Ex-Customs Boss ‘Abdullahi Dikko’ Remains In EFCC’s Custody Over N40bn Fraud

The interrogation of a former Comptroller-General (CG) of the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS), Alhaji Abdullahi Dikko, by operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) is continuing.

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Investigation revealed, that ex-Customs boss, who reported at the headquarters of the Commission on Thursday, was still being quizzed as at the time of filing this report.

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Dikko is answering questions on alleged diversion of N40 billion from the proceeds of the seven per cent cost of collection, as well as one per cent comprehensive import supervision scheme of the NCS.

He is also being quizzed on the source of money for the acquisition of his Abuja home, believed to be valued at N2 billion.

A source, who confirmed that Dikko was still in the custody of the anti-graft agency as at 7:17pm Friday, said: “He is still here.”

Meanwhile, the Acting Chairman of the EFCC, Mr Ibrahim Magu, said for fear of being caught, alleged looters now keep money ‎in abandoned houses.

Magu made the revelation in Abuja Friday, at a workshop on the Role of Professionals in the Fight against Corruption.

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