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Security operatives raids ex-Customs boss Dikko’s home

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Stern looking security operatives stormed the house of former Customs Comptroller-General, Mr Abdullahi Inde Dikko in Abuja to search the house.

Dikko handing his resignation to Buhari

Security operatives in two loaded trucks on Friday besieged the house of former Comptroller-General of the Nigerian Customs Service, Mr Abdullahi Inde Dikko on Ahmed Musa Street, Jabi, Abuja, reports Vanguard.

According to reports from Vanguard, stern looking mobile policemen and officials of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) arrived the house of the former customs boss in Toyota Hiace trucks with registration numbers RSH 555 AB and BWA 645 GA to search the house of Inde who was said to be out of the country.

The family members of the former Customs boss are currently been held hostage as no one is allowed to either enter or leave the house.

The reason for the search of Dikkos’s residence by security operatives may not be unconnected with his activities during the over six years when he held sway as the boss of the ‘prime’ revenue agency of the government

It would be recalled that Dikko who is from Katsina State became Comptroller-General of Customs on August 17, 2009, resigned his appointment in August, 2015, four months into President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration.

A nephew of Alhaji Dikko’s, Mr Usman reported: “A team of about seven operatives of the EFCC in company with some armed policemen arrived at the residence at about 7am and have been in the house for the past five hours.

“From the information available to me, no search warrant was presented before the commencement of the search.

“As I speak to you, they are currently in my uncle’s bedroom carrying out the search in his absence,” he said.

Mr. Usman faulted the search on the ground that the operation was being carried out in the absence of the former comptroller-general.

“The only people in the house at the commencement of this search and even till now are his children who are below the ages of 18,” he said.

When contacted, Wilson Uwujaren, EFCC Spokesman said that he had not been informed of the search on the former comptroller -general’s residence.

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