Godwin Isenyo, Kaduna
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission on Tuesday raided the Kaduna warehouse of a former Comptroller-General of Customs, Abdullahi Dikko.
The anti-graft agency recovered more vehicles, tricycles and motorcycles from the ex-Customs boss during the raid.
The items recovered from the warehouse included a 2013 model 32-seater Nissan bus, 42 cargo tricycles, over 500 rug carpets and two fire-proof safes, one tipper truck and 16 motorcycles.
The Zonal Head of the EFCC in Kaduna, Bappa Ibrahim, while addressing newsmen in Kaduna, said the recovery was made based on intelligence gathering and tip-off from the members of the public.
He said the items were recovered from a warehouse located around the Nnamdi Azikwe Express Way bypass near the NASFAT Village in Igabi Local Government Area of the state.
Ibrahim noted that the operation by the EFCC that led to the recovery was part of the continuation of the commission’s investigations of the former Customs boss.
The two recovered fire-proof safes, when opened by the operatives of the EFCC in the full glare of reporters, contained few documents, an iron stamp, N50 and N20 notes, amounting to N1,560 as well as polythene bags.
But Ibrahim, who declined to comment on the recovered documents, simply said investigation was ongoing.
He said, “As you can see, we have recovered more items from the former Comptroller-General of Customs, Abdullahi Dikko. The items include a 32-seater Nissan bus, 42 cargo tricycles, one tipper truck, 16 motorcycles, over 500 rug carpets and two fire-proof safes.
“The recovery was possible because of tip-off we received and intelligence report. We made the recovery from a warehouse belonging to former Comptroller-General of Customs, Abdullahi Dikko around NASFAT Village, off Nnamdi Azikiwe Express Way, here in Kaduna.”