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My life in danger – Customs boss

By Ise-Oluwa Ige

 ABUJA—The legal battle to secure a mandamus order directing the immediate probe and prosecution of the incumbent Comptroller-General of the Nigerian Customs Service, NCS, Alhaji Abdullahi Dikko  over alleged involvement in certificate forgery has assumed a new dimension.

Alhaji Dikko is alleging that that the personages behind the wicked allegation against him were not only after his job but also after his life.

He also said that his counsel, Amobi Nzelu, whom he hired to represent him in court is not spared as his alleged aggressors are threatening his life.

He said they were sending text messages to him asking him to drop his case or be removed from circulation.

The Nigerian Customs boss who said he ought not to be moved by the threat given his position in the society, he however said that he had to cry out because important government officials like the former attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice was felled by bullets of his enemies.

He has however written a letter to the Acting President, Jonathan Goodluck, seeking his full protection.

In the said letter addressed to the Acting President, the Nigerian Customs boss said: “the purport of this letter is to draw your attention to these threats especially in this era of unresolved murder and assassination. Many Nigerian have gone that way yet nobody has been held responsible for their killings”

The letter which was written by Amobi Nzelu on behalf of Alhaji Dikko added:

“Our clients and we as counsel have done nothing to deserve all these threats to our lives and that of our families.

“Issues have been joined in the courts already. To resort to threats to life constitutes a source of concern to us and our client.

“The threats may sound empty but it is not, hence this letter to you.

“We are your subjects therefore, entitled to protection from people that prefer self help to seeking redress in a court of law,” the letter said, adding that “a proper and thorough investigation be carried out to determine the source of all the text message and bring to book those behind them”


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