The immediate past Comptroller-General of the Nigeria Customs Service, Abdullahi Dikko, has joined his ancestors, Thursday evening.
Platform Reporters gathered that Dikko, who served as Customs Comptroller-General from 2009 to 2015, reportedly died after a protracted undisclosed illness, amidst probe by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) as well as the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC).
Platform Reporters also learnt that his house said to be worth N1.1 billion as well as cars worth hundreds of millions of naira were seized by the EFCC. But In December 2020, the Federal High Court restrained ICPC from arresting and prosecuting Dikko.
The former custom’s boss was born in 1960 in Musawa Local Government Area of Katsina State. He joined the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) in 1988, and was appointed comptroller-general of the NCS by former President Umaru Yar’adua in 2009 and served in the office until 2015.
Dikko attended Government College, Kaduna, from 1974 and obtained the West African Senior School Certificate in 1980.
He later obtained a Bachelor of Science degree in Economics and Master of Science degree in Finance from the University of Dimitrov Apostle Tshenov, Svishtov, Bulgaria.
He served in various customs commands, including Seme Border, Tincan Island Port, Apapa, Imo Command, Kaduna, Badagry Area Command, Investigation and Inspection Headquarters, Abuja before his appointment in 2009 as CGC.