Fri. Jun 18th, 2021

BREAKING: Ex-Customs CG, Dikko, is dead

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Victoria Ogunrinde

The former Comptroller General of the Nigeria Customs Service, Abdullahi Dikko, is dead.

The immediate past customs boss who led the NCS from 2009 to 2015, died at the age of 60 after a protracted illness, Aspheric News learnt.

Recalled that Dikko had been facing a probe by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) and the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC).

His property said to be worth N1.1bn as well as cars worth hundreds of millions of naira were seized by the EFCC under the leadership of the former Chairman, Ibrahim Magu.

However, his case could not proceed due to his failing health.

The ICPC and its Chairman, Prof Bolaji Owasanoye, were restrained from arresting and prosecuting Dikko in December 2020.

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