DSS, EFCC Ordered To Arrest Ex-Comptroller-General Of Nigeria Customs, Dikko, At Airport

It looks like the immediate past Nigerian Custom boss is in big trouble. According to the report by Punchng.com, the Federal Government may have ordered security agents at the nation’s airports and borders to place embattled Customs gatter, Abdullahi Dikko, under arrest as soon as he is sighted. The report also has it that the EFCC had trailed the ex-customs boss to Dubai in the United Arab Emirates.

On Friday, at about 10am, EFCC operatives in two buses had stormed Dikko’s residence at Jabi in Abuja and conducted a thorough search. Sources within the anti-graft agency said the search took several hours and only ended at about dusk. However, the agents did not meet Dikko at home

The EFCC was reported to be looking for huge amounts of money, in dollars, believed to be stashed in a residential building owned by the former customs chief. It was not clear whether the EFCC had found anything incriminating in Dikko’s residence.

On Saturday, the EFCC had relaxed the siege on his residence, but a senior official of the commission, according to SUNDAY PUNCH, said the EFCC had learnt that Dikko had travelled to Dubai. He said that the former CG of customs would be arrested on his arrival back into the country as security agents at airports had been alerted to do so.

The source did not give the reason for Dikko’s trip to Dubai. He also refused to speak on the specifics of the investigation or the reason for the high-profile raid. Sunday PUNCH also gathered that a high-powered delegation of top operatives of the commission was billed to travel outside the country for a mission connected with the ongoing investigation.