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Abdullahi Dikko Ex-Customs boss in hospital after arrest by EFCC

Former Comptroller General of the Nigerian Customs Service, Abdullahi Dikko, has been admitted in hospital following his arrest by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on charges of fraud.

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Alhaji Abdullahi Inde Dikko

(Nigeria Online)

Former Comptroller General of the Nigerian Customs Service, Abdullahi Dikko, has been admitted in hospital following his arrest by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on charges of fraud.

The EFCC interrogated Dikko on Thursday, June 16, 2016, but couldn’t detain him due to his ill-health, Daily Trust reports.

Alhaji Abdullahi Inde Dikko play

Alhaji Abdullahi Inde Dikko

(News Nigeria)

 

The former Customs boss is being investigated over the source of the funds with which he acquired his Abuja mansion.

“There is also a further allegation that he diverted over N40bn from Customs coffers. The funds were allegedly drawn from proceeds of the 7% cost of collection and 1% comprehensive import supervision scheme,” an EFCC source said.

The source also said that Dikko would expectedly be tried when his health gets better.

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