COURT ORDERS ARREST OF EX-CUSTOMS BOSS, DIKKO

Written by on February 18, 2020

The Federal High Court in Abuja has ordered the arrest of a former Comptroller-General of the Nigeria Customs Service, Abdullahi Dikko.

Justice Ijeoma Ojukwu who issued a bench warrant for Dikko’s arrest noted that the order was necessary to ensure the former Customs boss appear in court to take his plea on the next adjourned date for his arraignment by the ICPC.

This followed an application brought by ICPC’s prosecution counsel when another scheduled arraignment could not hold due to the absence of Dikko in court.

Justice Ojukwu granted the commission’s prayer over the continued failure of the former comptroller-general to show up in court for his arraignment.

The charges border on allegedly defrauding the Managing Director of Cambial Limited, Yemi Obadeyi, of a sum of N1.1 billion.


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