The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) is considering the use of extradition to bring home the immediate past comptroller-general of Customs, Abdullahi Dikko, from Dubai if he failed to honour its invitation this week
The commission’s operatives stormed his Abuja house when Dikko was away to Dubai but turned the house upside down searching for some incriminating documents over the on-going investigation of some petitions against him while in office.
Dikko voluntarily retired from the service shortly after the inauguration of President Muhammadu Buhari, despite the fact that his second- term had just begun.
Presidency sources disclosed that his successor in office, Col. Hameed Ibrahim Ali (Rtd) was said to have met a messy and stinking Customs when he came into the office and top officers who worked with Dikko were said not to be ready to work with Ali.
They all retired voluntarily except one and Ali had to resort to prosecuting reform which has started yielding positive results.
According to a source close to the commission, the failure of Dikko to honour its invitation may mean the use of extradition from the United Arab Emirates he is suspected to be living since his retirement.
“It is advisable for Dikko to return home this week to answer some questions raised by the petitioners who accused him of sharp practices while in office the better otherwise, the commission will has no choice but to use the extradition to bring him to justice wherever he may be,” the sources said
According to him, “Dikko has some questions to answer over what Col Ali met on ground, the place stinks, to say the least and if the man has travelled out of the country, we may ask him to come back if he has nothing to hide else we may be forced to use other ways to bring him back.”
According to an informed source, Isa was released after making a refund of N100 million to the anti-graft agency with a promise to refund whatever remains.
“I am aware of the noise coming from the PDP, but let me tell you, Jafaru Isa has refunded N100 million and that was why he was let go. Any of those indicted of being part of the arms deal will be set free if the refund is made.
The essence of the exercise is to recover all the public money shared among those people with impunity.”