The house of former Comptroller-General of the Nigerian Customs Service, Mr Abdullahi Inde Dikko on Ahmed Musa Street, Jabi, Abuja was beseiged by trucks load of security personnel on Friday.
It was gathered that the stern looking mobile policemen and officials of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) arrived the home of the former customs boss in Toyota Hiace trucks marked RSH 555 AB and BWA 645 GA to search the house of the former Custom boss who was said to be out of the country.
The family members of the former Customs boss were allegedly held hostage as no one is allowed to either enter or leave the house.
The reason for the search, it was gathered, may not be unconnected with his activities during the over six years as the head of the Nigerian Custom Service.
It would be recalled that Dikko who is from Katsina State became Comptroller-General of Customs on August 17, 2009, resigned his appointment in August, 2015, four months into President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration.
It will be recalled that Dikko Abdullahi Inde, who voluntarily resigned as the Comptroller-General of the Nigeria Customs Service, NCS in August 2015, has said he is ready for the probe of his tenure.
The former Comptroller-General of the Nigerian Customs Service had told State House correspondents when he visited President Muhammadu Buhari in August that he was ready to defend every action that took part in the six years he was the head of the Customs Service if the probe of revenue-earning agencies being conducted by the Federal Government is extended to cover his tenure.
“Revenue appreciated by 20 per cent from when I took over and the officers that did the work are still around and I think that the NCS, I stand to be corrected, is the only service that is fully automated in the system of operation.
“We have no fear. The time I’m leaving is the time I feel those young ones that have developed the software can manage it,” said Dikko, adding that, he left the Customs when the ovation was loudest so as to give chance to others.