The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, has again recovered dozens of brand new tricycles and motorcycles, brand new bus and rugs from the former Comptroller General of Customs, Abdullahi Dikko Inde barely a week after recovering seventeen exotic vehicles from one of his warehouses located at Nnamdi Azikwe Street, Kaduna.
In a statement signed by the Commission’s spokesperson, Mr. Wilson Uwujaren and made available to newsmen on Wednesday by Bappa Ibrahim, the Zonal Head of the EFCC in Kaduna, it said the recovery was made based on an intelligence gathering and tip-off.
He said, “Operatives of the Commission’s Kaduna Zonal office acting on intelligence stormed the facility on Tuesday February 28 and executed a search warrant which led to the recovery of the following items which includes: 42 brand new customized yellow-coloured tricycles; 16 brand new cargo motorcycles; one brand new white 32-seater Nissan civilian bus; one MAN diesel truck; 515 brand new imported rugs of different colours and sizes; two metal bullet proof safe with the sum of N 1,565 and documents of transactions in different currencies within and outside the country.”
Recall that Dikko, who headed the Customs between August 2009 and August 2015, was arrested by the EFCC in June 2015 over alleged diversion of N40 billion from the agency’s coffers. He was later confirmed by the commission to have returned N1 billion.
The commission, however, had last week Wednesday announced the recovery of 17 “exotic vehicles” from Mr. Dikko who retired as Customs boss in 2015.
Two days later, Justice S. M. Shuaibu of the Federal High Court in Kaduna gave an interim order, forfeiting the 17 vehicles to the federal government.