A former Comptroller-General of the Nigeria Customs Service, Abdullahi Dikko, has been arrested by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, for allegedly diverting N40bn from the coffers of the NCS.

Reports say Mr. Dikko, had been on the radar of the EFCC for several months. EFCC operatives raided the residence of the ex-customs boss on January 8.

Dikko turned himself in around 10am today (Thursday) and he is being quizzed over  two key allegations bordering on  criminal conspiracy, diversion of public funds, theft, abuse of office and living above legitimate means.

There is an allegation that he diverted over N40bn from the Customs’ coffers. The funds were drawn from the proceeds of the seven per cent cost of collection and one per cent comprehensive import supervision scheme.

He is being grilled over the source of the funds with which he acquired the mansion valued at over N2bn located at 1, Audu Ogbeh Street, Jabi Abuja.