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Buhari Gives Marching Orders to EFCC, Security Agencies to Arrest Ex-Customs Boss

Buhari Gives Marching Orders to EFCC, Security Agencies to Arrest Ex-Customs Boss

Comptroller-General of the Nigerian Customs Service (NCS), Alhaji Abdullahi Dikko

More military chiefs interrogated over arms deals

President Muhammadu Buhari has directed the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) and other security agencies to arrest the immediate past Comptroller-General of the Nigerian Customs Service (NCS), Alhaji Abdullahi Dikko, wherever he may be, a senior EFCC operative told THISDAY last night.

This came as the anti-corruption agency yesterday also invited some senior military officers in the Procurement Unit at the Defence Headquarters, Abuja to give more details about the purchase of some arms meant to fight Boko Haram in the country.

“We (EFCC) and other security agencies have just received a directive from the presidency to do everything possible to arrest former Comptroller-General of the (NSC),  Dikko, wherever he may be. And this must be done in the next few days or weeks’’, the operative told THISDAY.

“I think the directive is urgent and necessary in view of the weighty financial fraud levelled against him. And the federal government appears to be in hurry to get to the root of the matter and possibly recover the money from him.’’

The anti-graft operative had invaded his residence at No 6, Ahmed Musa Crescent, Jabi, Abuja recently and left with some vital documents. A similar raid, which lasted about 10 hours, was also carried out in his house in Maitiama area of Abuja recently.

Dikko was said not to be at home at the time of the two raids and the mission of the personnel was not disclosed to any member of the family, who were in the houses.

Meanwhile, in continuation of its probe of the arms deals---allegedly executed by former National Security Adviser (NSA), Col. Sambo Dasuki, some serving senior military officers were invited by the EFCC yesterday to give more information about the purchase of the arms.

According to the source, “The serving military officers were mainly from the Procurement Unit of the Nigerian Air Force in the Defence Headquarters. And those who appeared before us gave a useful information that is very vital to our investigation. And we are making progress.’

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