The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, has placed a former Comptroller-General of the Nigeria Customs Service, NCS, Abdullahi Inde Dikko, under watch at an undisclosed hospital in Abuja.
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Mr. Dikko, who only just surrendered himself to the EFCC last Thursday after he went underground since January 8, is being probed over alleged N42billion fraud that took place under his watch as Comptroller General of Customs.
It was learnt that upon surrendering to the EFCC in Abuja last week, it was obvious the former customs boss was battling an undisclosed ailment and had to be relocated to the hospital for treatment.
A top source at the EFCC headquarters in Abuja, who spoke on the condition of anonymity, said “When Dikko reported at the EFCC, he was looking pale. It was obvious that his health was in bad shape.
“We interacted with him and relocated him to a hospital for treatment. From the first day, we allowed him to stay in hospital. Our operatives are only watching over him at the hospital.
“We need to set the records straight. He was never at any time detained in EFCC’s custody because of his frail health. But we are monitoring him in a hospital”.
Out of the total fraud sum of N42billion, Dikko is being grilled on the sources of funds with which he acquired his palatial mansion located at 1, Audu Ogbe Street, Jabi Abuja.
The building is said to worth over N2billion.