JUST IN: Court dismisses N1.1bn fraud charges against ex-Customs CG Dikko
A Federal High Court in Abuja has dismissed all the fraud charges against former Comptroller General of the Nigeria Customs Service, NCS, Dikko Inde, and two others by the Independent Corrupt Practices and other related offences Commission, ICPC.
Justice Ijeoma Ojukwu, in a ruling on Wednesday, dismissed the charge marked: FHC/ABJ/CR/21/2019 in view of the oral application by ICPC’s lawyer, E. A. Sogunle to withdraw the charge under Section 108 of the Administration of Criminal Justice Act (ACJA) 2015.
Mr Sogunle told the court that despite a bench warrant issued on Dikko, who has not attended court since the charge was filed early last year, the prosecution has been unable to arrest him and produce him in court.
Mr Dikko was named with two others – a former Assistant Comptroller-General of Customs in charge of Finance, Administration and Technical Services, Garba Makarfi and Umar Hussaini, a lawyer and owner of Capital Law firm – as defendants.