Former Nigerian Customs Chief, Dikko Inde Is Dead

Abdullahi Dikko Inde, MFR OFR (May 11 1960) hails from Musawa town, a Local Government Area of Katsina State, Nigeria. 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 Master of Science degree in finance from the University of Dimitrov Apostle Tshenov, Svishtov, Bulgaria.

He joined the Nigerian Customs Service in 1988.

He served in various Customs commands including Seme Border, Tincan Island Port, Apapa, Imo Command, Kaduna, Badagry Area Command, Investigation and Inspection Headquarters, Abuja Badagry Area Command before he was appointed as Comptroller-General of Nigerian Customs Service on 26 August 2009. His tenure as the Comptroller-General of Customs has been described as exemplary, as he had played a significant role in the transformation of the Nigerian Customs Service until his retirement on August 17, 2015.

He was arrested by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) in 2016, over analleged N40bn missing from the Customs coffers.

He returned an accumulated N1bn to the Federal Government in  2016 with the Commission also recovering about 17 Operational vehicles in 2017.

He entered a non-prosecution agreement with the Attorney-General of the Federation, Abubakar Malami which was upheld by the Federal High Court, Abuja in 2019.

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