Ex-Customs boss, Dikko, returns N1bn cash to FG | Nigeria News Today. Your online Nigerian Newspaper

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A former Comptroller-General of the Nigeria Customs Service, Alhaji Abdullahi Dikko, has returned N1,040,000, 000 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 N40bn 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.

However, a reliable source within the EFCC told our correspondent that the suspect had been returning money to the government.

The source added, “So far, Dikko has returned over N1bn. He returned N1bn and then N4m. He is still expected to return more money.”

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 N2bn.

Our correspondent, who visited the property, observed the inscription, ‘EFCC, Keep Off!’ painted all over the fence.

A source in the commission said, “The EFCC Act Section 71 (b) gives us the power to commence investigations into the property of any person if it appears to the EFCC that the person’s lifestyle and extent of properties are not justified by law.

“Section 28 says concerning those arrested under the Act, the commission will immediately trace and attach all the assets and seizures of such a person which have been acquired.

“Section 29 permits the assets of a person arrested under Section 28 to be seized by the state.

“Dikko was a customs officer and served for about 30 years. He has to explain where he got the money to buy a mansion of N2bn.”

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

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  1. To all the people accusing PMB of witch-hunting his political enemies, is this ex customs officer a member of the PDP? And are the retired army and airforce generals being investigated by the EFCC members of PDP? Our people have been so used to corruption as a norm and culture so much that an attempt by anyone fighting it is now seen as something evil and malicious. Shame.

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    1. Yh its a shame. We said corruption is a problem someone comes and authorizes clamp down on corruption then we carry placards and shout witch hunting. Who is fooling who??

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  2. My brother, don't be deceived. Where is the money collected when the same government is seeking for N10trn loan. You accused someone of diverting N40bn and you could only recover N1bn.Where is the rational to celebrate on media. Let this government stop all these prank. Nigerians are filled for their clueless leadership.

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  3. My brother, don't be deceived. Where is the money collected when the same government is seeking for N10trn loan. You accused someone of diverting N40bn and you could only recover N1bn.Where is the rational to celebrate on media. Let this government stop all these prank. Nigerians are filled for their clueless leadership.

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  4. See his big nose he use to defraud this nation

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