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Former Customs boss, Dikko, dies at 60

A former Comptroller-General of the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS), Abdullahi Dikko, is dead.

He died on Thursday after a protracted sickness at the age of 60.

Dikko who is an indigene of Katsina state led the NCS from 2009 to 2015.

Until his death, Dikko was under investigation by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) as well as the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission.

According to reports, his house said to be worth N1.1bn as well as cars worth hundreds of millions of naira were seized by the EFCC under the leadership of the former Chairman of the commission, Ibrahim Magu.

As a result of his failing health, his case could not proceed and in December 2020, the ICPC and its Chairman, Prof Bolaji Owasanoye, were restrained from arresting and prosecuting Dikko.