Alhaji Abdullahi Dikko, former, Comptroller-General of the Nigeria Customs Service, has returned N1,040,000, 000 to the Federal Government.
Dikko, who served as the head of customs between August, 2009 and August, 2015, was earlier arrested for allegedly diverting about N40bn.
The funds were allegedly drawn from proceeds of the seven per cent cost of collection and one per cent comprehensive import supervision scheme.
A source told The Punch that, “So far, Dikko has returned over N1bn. He returned N1bn and then N4m. He is still expected to return more money.”
“The EFCC Act Section 71 (b) gives us the power to commence investigations into the property of any person if it appears to the EFCC that the person’s lifestyle and extent of properties are not justified by law.
“Dikko was a customs officer and served for about 30 years. He has to explain where he got the money to buy a mansion of N2bn”, he added.
The EFCC had, earlier in the year, seized a mansion belonging to Dikko located at 1 Audu Ogbeh Street, Jabi, Abuja.