The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) yesterday arrested former Comptroller-General of the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS), Alhaji Abdullahi Dikko Inde, over allegation of N42 billion fraud during his tenure.
A reliable source, who confided in The Guardian yesterday, said that Inde arrived at the commission’s office at 10:00 a.m. and was still being grilled as at 7:00 p.m. when this report was filed.
He said that Inde was being held for alleged criminal conspiracy, diversion of public funds, theft, abuse of office and living above legitimate means.
The source said operatives grilled him to explain how he got N2 billion to buy a mansion located at No. 1, Audu Ogbeh Street, Jabi, Abuja.
“There is also a further allegation that he diverted over N40 billion from Customs coffers. The funds were allegedly drawn from proceeds of the seven per cent cost of collection and one per cent comprehensive import supervision scheme”, the source said.