EFCC confirms return of N1bn by Abdullahi Dikko, ex-Customs boss

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ABUJA, NOVEMBER 6, 2016 – The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) yesterday confirmed media reports that a former Comptroller-General, Nigeria Customs Service (NCS), Alhaji Abdullahi Dikko, returned N1 billion to the Federal Government.

The commission’s spokesperson, Mr Wilson Uwujaren, gave the confirmation via SMS to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abuja.

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.

Media reports had identified the property as a mansion worth N2 billion and located at 1 Audu Ogbe Street, Jabi, Abuja.

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