By Aiyeku Timothy
The immediate past Comptroller-General of the Nigeria Customs Service, Abdullahi Dikko, has died.
Dikko, an indigene of Katsina State led the NCS from 2009 to 2015. He died in Abuja after a protracted illness.
Before his death, the former customs boss was faced with a probe by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) as well as the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC).
His house is said to be worth N1.1bn as well as cars worth hundreds of millions of naira were seized by the EFCC under the leadership of erstwhile Chairman, Ibrahim Magu.
However, the ICPC and its Chairman, Prof Bolaji Owasanoye, in December 2020 were restrained from arresting and prosecuting Dikko.
Dikko was born on 11 May 1960 in Musawa town, a local government area of Katsina State.
He attended Government College, Kaduna in 1974 where he obtained the West African Senior School Certificate Examination in 1980.
He later obtained a Bachelor of Science degree in economics and a Master of Science degree in finance from the University of Dimitrov Apostle Tshenov, Svishtov, Bulgaria.