EFCC Confirms Receiving N1bn From Ex-Custom Boss, Dikko, Expects To Get More
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) says it has retrieved N1 billion from Abdullahi Dikko, a former comptroller-general of the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS).
According to NAN, Wilson Uwujaren, EFCC spokesman, disclosed this via a SMS.
Dikko, who headed the NCS between August 2009 and August 2015, was reportedly arrested by the EFCC in June over alleged diversion of N40 billion from the agency’s coffers.
He was said to have been released due to his poor health and was expected to return more money.
Uwujaren confirmed the seizure of a property belonging to the former customs boss in the Jabi District of Abuja, saying it was under investigation.
There were reports that the property – a mansion located at 1 Audu Ogbe Street, Jabi, Abuja – worth N2 billion.