EFCC Agency arrests former customs boss, Dikko over N40bn fraud

Dikko was interrogated by the EFCC on Thursday, June 16, after he visited the agency’s headquarters in Abuja.

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(News Nigeria)

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has arrested former Comptroller-General of the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS), Alhaji Abdullahi Dikko for allegedly laundering N40bn from the NCS.

Dikko was interrogated by the EFCC on Thursday, June 16, after he visited the agency’s headquarters in Abuja, Punch reports.

“You will recall that we have been looking for Dikko for quite some time. He turned himself in around 10am today (Thursday) and he is being quizzed over  two key allegations bordering on  criminal conspiracy, diversion of public funds, theft, abuse of office and living above legitimate means,” an EFCC agent said.

“There is also a further allegation that he diverted over N40bn from the Customs’ coffers. The funds were drawn from the proceeds of the seven per cent cost of collection and one per cent comprehensive import supervision scheme.

“He is being grilled over the source of the funds with which he acquired the mansion valued at over N2bn located at 1, Audu Ogbeh Street, Jabi Abuja,” he added.

Meanwhile, former Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Chairman, Ali Modu Sheriff has reportedly agreed to refund N40 million in laundered funds to the EFCC after being invited for questioning by the agency.