• EFCC confirms return of N1bn by ex-Customs boss

    EFCC confirms return of N1bn by ex-Customs boss

    Former Comptroller-General, Nigeria Customs Service (NCS), Alhaji Abdullahi Dikko.

    The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has 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 on Saturday.

    Dikko, who headed the NCS between August 2009 and August 2015, was reportedly arrested by the EFCC in June over alleged diversion of […]

  • How bizmen used ex-Customs boss’ name to defraud importer of N31m – Witness

    How bizmen used ex-Customs boss’ name to defraud importer of N31m – Witness

    Justice Kudirat Jose of the Lagos State High Court Ikeja yesterday heard how two Oyo state based businessmen Jimoh Aremu Oderinde and Sheriff Olaseni Ajaga allegedly used the name of former Comptroller- General of Nigerian Customs Service Alhaji Abdullahi Dikko to obtained N30.7million by false pretence.

    An Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) witness, Kajethan Egerue told the judge that the two men collected the money from their victim in the name of Dikko as cost to facilitate the release of […]

  • Ex-Customs Boss ‘Abdullahi Dikko’ Remains In EFCC’s Custody Over N40bn Fraud

    Ex-Customs Boss ‘Abdullahi Dikko’ Remains In EFCC’s Custody Over N40bn Fraud

    The interrogation of a former Comptroller-General (CG) of the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS), Alhaji Abdullahi Dikko, by operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) is continuing.

    Investigation revealed, that ex-Customs boss, who reported at the headquarters of the Commission on Thursday, was still being quizzed as at the time of filing this report.

    Dikko is answering questions on alleged diversion of N40 billion from the proceeds of the seven per cent cost of collection, as well as one per cent […]