|Abdullahi Inde Dikko|
The former CGC had disappeared from public radar since his residence at Jabi in the Federal Capital Territory was raided by the operatives of the Economic and financial Crimes Commission, EFCC in January this year.
Although no further information could be gathered as to his mission to the Customs House, Abuja, Nigerian Pilot recalls that, following allegations of corrupt practices all through his tenure as Customs boss, he was fired from office on August 15 last year.
Upon conclusion of their investigation of his alleged wrongdoings, the operatives of the EFCC on January 8 stormed Dikko’s residence at Jabi in Abuja and conducted a thorough search.
According to sources within the anti-graft agency, the search took several hours and ended about the dusk. However, the agents did not meet Dikko at home.
The EFCC was allegedly looking for huge sums of money, believed to be stashed in a residence owned by the former customs chief. He was later alleged to have escaped to Dubai, United Arab Emirate, causing the federal government to threaten to employ the services of the INTERPOL to arrest him.
Source: Nigerian Pilot