The Federal High Court of Abuja dismissed the Independent Corrupt Practices Commission (ICPC)’s previous chief auditor of the Nigerian Customs Service (NCS), Abdullahi Inde Dikko and two others Allegations of fraud.
This follows an oral application by ICPC lawyer E.A. Sogunle to withdraw the charges under Article 108 of the 2015 Administrative and Criminal Justice Act (ACJA).
The former controller General of Customs was responsible for financial, administrative and technical services. Garba Makarfi and Umar Hussaini, the lawyer and owner of the capital law firm, were dragged to court by ICPC.
After being accused of inducing Cambial Limited managing director Yemi Obadeyi to pay 1.1 billion naira (N1,100,952,380.96) to the Capital Law office account as a refundable “completion deposit” for the purchase of 120 sets of duplex units as the official residence of the Nigerian Customs Administration.
Hussaini was accused of receiving a $3 million award for distributing money to multiple other bank accounts.