Former Customs Boss Dikko Returns N1.04bn To FG

By Adebayo Williams

Former Comptroller-General of the Nigeria Customs Service, Abdullahi Dikko, has refunded the sum of N1,040,000,000 to the Federal Government. Dikko was arrested by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission in June over the diversion of over N40 billion from the service’s pocket during his tenure. The funds were allegedly drawn from proceeds of the seven per cent cost of collection and one per cent comprehensive import supervision scheme.

An EFCC source told Punch that Dikko, who was released due to his failing health, had been returning money to the government and is expected to return even more.  A mansion located in Jabi, Abuja worth about N2 billion was seized from Dikko in the wake of the investigation.
Dikko reportedly also has properties in his home state, Katsina as well as Dubai in the United Arab Emirates.
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