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Court orders arrest of Dikko, ex-customs CG, for absconding from trial

Federal high court Sitting in Abuja has issued a warrant of arrest against a former comptroller-general of the Nigeria customs service, Abdullahi Dikko.

The warrant of arrest was issued by Justice Ijeoma Ojukwu on the grounds that Dikko has consistently failed to show up for trial.

At the court session on Monday, Solomon Akuma, Dikko’s lawyer presented a medical report, claiming Dikko was critically ill and on admission in London.

But the judge said Akuma had on the last adjourned date, promised to produce his client in court.

She said the address on the medical report (No: N6 Ahmed Musa Crescent Jabi, Abuja) does not support his claim that his client is in a London hospital.

Ojukwu asked the prosecution to set aside the arrest warrant if they find out that Dikko is indeed in a London hospital. If not, he should be arrested and brought to court on March 16, 2020.

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