Big Loot: Ex-Customs boss Dikko returns N1Billion Cash

The rate at which people in positions of leadership loot Nigeria is beyond comprehension...

A former Comptroller-General of the Nigeria Customs Service, Alhaji Abdullahi Dikko, has returned N1,040,000, 000 to the Federal Government from his big loot.

Dikko, who served as head of customs between August, 2009 and August, 2015, became the subject of an EFCC investigation last year when the commission established that about N40bn was diverted from the coffers of the NCS under his watch.

The funds were allegedly drawn from proceeds of the 7% cost of collection and 1% comprehensive import supervision scheme.

He was subsequently arrested by the EFCC in June this year but was released due to his poor health.

However, a reliable source within the EFCC told Punch that the suspect had been returning money to the federal government.
The source added, “So far, Dikko has returned over N1bn. He returned N1bn and then N4m. He is still expected to return more money.”

The EFCC had, earlier in the year, seized a mansion belonging to Dikko located at 1 Audu Ogbeh Street, Jabi, Abuja. According to the EFCC, the mansion is worth at least N2bn.

Dikko was a customs officer and he has to explain where he got money to buy a mansion of N2bn.