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N1.1bn Fraud: Court Strikes Out Charge Against Ex-Customs Boss, Dikko

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A Federal High Court in Abuja has dismissed the N1.1bn fraud charge against former Boss, Abdullahi Inde Dikko by the Independent Corrupt Practices and other related offences Commission ().

N1.1bn Fraud: Court Strikes Out Charge Against Ex-Customs Boss, Dikko
N1.1bn Fraud: Court Strikes Out Charge Against Ex-Customs Boss, Dikkos

Dikko alongside and two others was accused of inducing the Managing Director of Cambial Limited, Yemi Obadeyi, to pay N1.1 billion (N1,100, 952,380.96) into the account of Capital Law Office as a refundable “completion security deposit” for the purchase of 120 units of duplexes as residential accommodation for officers of the Nigeria Customs Service.

Justice , in a ruling on Wednesday, dismissed the charge marked: FHC/ABJ/CR/21/2019 in view of the oral application by ICPC’s lawyer, E. A. Sogunle to withdraw the charge under Section 108 of the Administration of Criminal Justice Act (ACJA) 2015.

Dikko was named with two others – a former Assistant Comptroller-General of Customs in charge of Finance, Administration and Technical Services, Garba Makarfi and Umar Hussaini, a lawyer and owner of Capital Law firm – as defendants.

 

 

Adelowo Adegboyega
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