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Breaking News: EFCC, Police Besiege Abuja Home Of Ex-Customs Boss, Dikko



Reports just coming in reveal that the Abuja home of the immediate past Comptroller-General of the Nigerian Customs Service, Mr Abdullahi Inde Dikko, has been surrounded by stern looking mobile policemen and officials of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).
Vanguard reports that security operatives in two loaded trucks stormed the residence of the former customs boss at Ahmed Musa street, Jabi, Abuja.
It was gathered that the security operatives and the anti-graft agency arrived the house in Toyota Hiace trucks with registration numbers RSH 555 AB and BWA 645 GA to conduct a search of the apartment but Dikko was said to be out of the country.
The reason for the search of Dikkos’s residence might not be unconnected with his activities during his leadership of the country’s ‘prime’ revenue agency.
However, the family of the former customs boss is allegedly being held hostage by the security operatives as no one is allowed in or out of the house.
Meanwhile, one of the four armed policemen, who accompanied the operatives on the operation, told NAN on condition of anonymity that their presence around the house was to ensure that there was no breakdown of law and order.
Mr Mohammed Usman, a relative to the former Customs boss, said that the EFCC operatives arrived at the residence at about 7 a.m.
According to him, the information I gathered showed that the operatives numbering about seven were in the house to carry out search for documents.
“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.
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, Mr Wilson Uwujaren, EFCC Spokesman said that he had not been informed of the search on the former comptroller -general’s residence.

Dikko who hails from Katsina state was the Comptroller-General of Customs from August 17, 2009 to August, 2015. His resignation is believed to have been propelled by the emergence of President Muhammadu Buhari as the leader of the country. The former customs helmsman only served four months under Buhari before pulling the plug.