Friday, 8 January 2016

Just In: EFCC, Police Besiege Abuja Home Of Ex-Customs Boss, Dikko

Reports just coming in reveal that the Abuja home of the immediate past Comptroller-General of the Nigerian Customs Service, Mr Abdullahi Inde Dikko, has been surrounded by stern looking mobile policemen and officials of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).

EFCC officials and mobile policemen have stormed the Abuja residence of former Comptroller-General of the Nigerian Customs Service, Mr Abdullahi Inde Dikko

Vanguard reports that security operatives in two loaded trucks stormed the residence of the former customs boss at Ahmed Musa street, Jabi, Abuja.

It was gathered that the security operatives and the anti-graft agency arrived the house in Toyota Hiace trucks with registration numbers RSH 555 AB and BWA 645 GA to conduct a search of the apartment but Dikko was said to be out of the country.

The reason for the search of Dikkos’s residence might not be unconnected with his activities during his leadership of the country’s ‘prime’ revenue agency.

However, the family of the former customs boss is allegedly being held hostage by the security operatives as no one is allowed in or out of the house.

Dikko who hails from Katsina state was the Comptroller-General of Customs from August 17, 2009 to August, 2015. His resignation is believed to have been propelled by the emergence of President Muhammadu Buhari as the leader of the country. The former customs helmsman only served four months under Buhari before pulling the plug.