Ex-Customs CG Abdullahi Dikko Hospitalized After Arrest


According to reports, former Comptroller General of the Nigerian Customs Service, Abdullahi Dikko Inde, has been admitted in hospital shortly after being arrested in Abuja by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).

Daily Trust gathered yesterday that Inde who was at the EFCC office in the morning of Thursday June 16, 2016 to answer questions over allegations of financial crimes was later hospitalized when he complained of ill-health.

A top EFCC source who spoke on condition of anonymity said Inde was still under the custody of the EFCC and was not detained by the commission because he was not feeling fine.


He maintained that Inde was considered under EFCC custody because investigation into his alleged financial crimes was ongoing, noting that the EFCC may arraign him in court once his health gets better.

Inde, the source revealed, is being grilled over the source of the funds with which he acquired the palatial mansion located at 1, Audu Ogbe Street, Jabi Abuja valued at over N2bn.

“There is also a further allegation that he diverted over N40bn from Customs coffers. The funds were allegedly drawn from proceeds of the 7% cost of collection and 1% comprehensive import supervision scheme,” the source added.

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