BREAKING: Ex-Customs Comptroller-General, Dikko is Dead - Penangle | News Portal in Nigeria
Tue. Jun 18th, 2024
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Immediate past Comptroller-General of the Nigeria Customs Service, Abdullahi Dikko, is dead.

Sources closed to the family disclosed that he died at an expatriate hospital in Abuja, after the Maghrib prayers.

He was said to have been on admission for four days.  The undisclosed illness was said to have been so severe that the family even arranged an Air Ambulance to fly him abroad, but the doctors advised that he would not be able to make it to the destination if they attempted to fly him out.

The Katsina State indigene, who led the NCS from 2009 to 2015, died after a protracted illness.

The former customs boss had been facing a probe by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) as well as the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC).

His house said to be worth N1.1bn as well as cars worth hundreds of millions of naira were seized by the EFCC under the leadership of erstwhile Chairman, Ibrahim Magu.

However, his case could not proceed due to his failing health. It would be recalled that in December 2020, the ICPC and its Chairman, Professor Bolaji Owasanoye, were restrained from arresting and prosecuting Dikko.

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