Monday 20 June 2016

Ex-Customs boss hospitalised after arrest

A former Comptroller General of the Nigerian Customs Service, Abdullahi Dikko Inde, has been admitted in hospital shortly after being arrested in Abuja by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).

Daily Trust gathered that Inde who was at the EFCC office in the morning of Thursday June 16, 2016 to answer questions over allegations of financial crimes was later hospitalized when he complained of ill-health.

Inde was still under the custody of the EFCC and was not detained by the commission because he was not feeling fine according to an EFCC source.

He maintained that Inde was considered under EFCC custody because investigation into his alleged financial crimes was ongoing, noting that the EFCC may arraign him in court once his health gets better.

A report by News24 revealed that Inde is being grilled over the source of the funds with which he acquired the palatial mansion located at 1, Audu Ogbe Street, Jabi Abuja valued at over N2bn.

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission had earlier confiscated his mansion before his arrest.

Dikko is also being investigated over a N3bn vote spent by the NCS a few days to the inauguration of President Muhammadu Buhari in 2015.

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