Former customs boss owns $50m property in Dubai

By Clement Ejiofor; credit:naij.com

Abdullahi Inde Dikko, the former comptroller-general of the Nigerian customs, is an owner of property worth $50m in Dubai – The public officer is currently under investigation by Nigerian anti-corruption agencies – He is reportedly suffering from prostate cancer at the terminal stage

According to Sahara Reporters, Abdullahi Inde Dikko, the former comptroller-general of the Nigerian customs, has confessed to acquiring properties worth $50m in Dubai. Earlier Mr Dikko acknowledge ownership of an apartment in Abuja and expensive farm in his native Katsina state.

Recall that in January this year operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) raided the residence of the immediate past Comptroller-General of Customs, Abdullahi Dikko, in Abuja. Sources close to the former comptroller-general say that he is suffering from prostate cancer at the terminal stage. Nigeria anti-graft agencies are currently investigating Mr Dikko’s lowdown. A person involved in the negotiations revealed that the former public officer was not arrested or taken into custody to avoid his death in detention, making it harder to recover his assets from the United Arab Emirates.

Abdullahi Diko Inde was the Comptroller-General of Nigerian Customs Service from August 2009 to August 2015. His tenure as the comptroller General of Customs has been described as exemplary, as he had played a significant role in the transformation of the Nigerian Customs Service.

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