Monday, June 20, 2016

N42 Billion Fraud: Ex-Customs Boss Dikko Hospitalised

The former Comptroller of the Nigerian Customs Services (NCS) who handed himself over to the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) in connection with an alleged N42 billion fraud last week has been hospitalised for an undisclosed illness.

A top source in the anti- graft commission, told the Nation newspaper that Dikko whose whereabouts were unknown for a long period of time was looking ill when he handed himself over to the EFCC last Thursday.

“When Dikko reported at the EFCC, he was looking pale. It was obvious that his health was in bad shape.“We interacted with him and relocated him to a hospital for treatment. From the first day, we allowed him to stay in hospital. Our operatives are only watching over him at the hospital.

“We need to set the records straight. He was never at any time detained in EFCC’s custody because of his frail health. But we are monitoring him in a hospital.”

 The EFCC alleged that Dikko used part of the fund he is being investigated for to acquire a  N2billion mansion at 1, Audu Ogbe Street, Jabi Abuja.
The anti-graft agency had been on the trail of Dikko since January 8 when its operatives stormed the posh residence of the ex-Customs boss.

The source said Dikko was interrogated for an initial period of eight hours after he handed himself over to the EFCC.

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