Friday, 17 June 2016


Former Comptroller General of Customs Abdullahi Inde Dikko has turned himself in to the  Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).

He was yesterday quizzed over an alleged N42billion fraud.

Dikko was yesterday grilled on the sources of funds with which he allegedly acquired a N2 billion mansion at 1, Audu Ogbe Street, Jabi, Abuja.

The anti-graft agency had been on Dikko’s trail since January 8 when its operatives stormed his home.

But Dikko was said to have travelled out of the country. The EFCC launched a discreet manhunt for him, seeking help from some agencies, including the INTERPOL.

Dikko yesterday turned himself in to the EFCC.

He arrived at the EFCC’s Abuja headquarters at about 10am. His interrogation lasted about eight hours.

As at press time, he was being detained by the commission for the continuation of his interrogation today.

A source in EFCC said: “The former Customs boss is at the moment being quizzed over  two key allegations bordering on  criminal conspiracy, diversion of public funds, theft, abuse of office and living above legitimate means.
“He is being grilled over the source of the funds with which he acquired the palatial mansion valued at over N2billion located at 1, Audu Ogbe Street, Jabi Abuja.
“There is also an allegation that he diverted over N40billion from Customs coffers. The funds were allegedly drawn from proceeds of the 7% cost of collection and 1% comprehensive import supervision scheme.

 “There are  lots of questions that he has to answer. Discreet investigation has been going on for months and this is the opportunity for him to clear the air on the allegation and other evidence that have emerged in the course of investigation.”

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