The immediate past Comptroller-General of the Nigeria Customs Service, Abdullahi Dikko, is dead. It was learnt that the Katsina State indigene, who led the NCS from 2009 to 2015, died after a protracted illness.
Dikko had been facing a probe by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission as well as the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission.
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. In December 2020, the ICPC and its Chairman, Prof Bolaji Owasanoye, were restrained from arresting and prosecuting Dikko.
According to a press release by the national public relations officer of the Nigeria customs service DC Joseph Attah: The family of the former Comptroller General of Customs, Abdullahi Dikko Inde just announced his passing away today.
His funeral prayers (Janaza) will take place tomorrow, Friday 19th February, 2021 after Jumaat Prayers at National Mosque Abuja.
According to Attah, Dikko was the Comptroller General of Customs from 2009 to 2015.
May Allah Forgive his shortcomings and may Aljannatul Firdausi be his final abode. May Allah give his family and loved ones the fortitude to bear the irreparable loss. Amin