Barely six days after the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) seized 17 exotic vehicles from former comptroller-general of the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS), Abdullahi Dikko-Inde, another set of vehicles, tricycles, motorcycles and fireproof safes have been recovered from a Kaduna warehouse allegedly belonging to him.
The anti-graft agency told newsmen it recovered, among others, items including vehicles, tricycles and motorcycles from the ex-Customs boss, yesterday.
The items recovered from a warehouse said to belong to Inde included a 2013 model 32-seater Nissan bus, 42 cargo tricycles, over 500 rug carpets and two fire-proof safes, one tipper truck and 16 motorcycles.
Zonal Head of the EFCC in Kaduna, Bappa Ibrahim, told newsmen the recovery was made based on intelligence gathering and tip-off at the disposal of the agency.
He said the items were recovered from a warehouse, off Nnamdi Azikiwe Expressway bypass, near NASFAT village in Igabi Local Government Area of the state.
Ibrahim said the fresh recovery was part of the continuation of the Commission’s investigation of Inde.
The two recovered fire-proof safes, when opened by operatives of the EFCC in the full glare of reporters contained few documents, included an iron stamp, N50 and N20 naira notes, amounting to N1,560 as well as polyethene bags.
But Ibrahim, who declined to comment on recovered documents found in the safes, simply said investigation was ongoing. “As you can see, we have recovered more items from Inde. The items include 32-seater Nissan bus, 42 cargo tricycles, one tipper truck, 16 motorcycles, over 500 rug carpets and two fire-proof safes.
“The recovery was possible because of a tip-off we received and intelligence report.”
Last week, EFCC recovered 17 “exotic vehicles’’ which allegedly belongs to Inde.
EFCC Head of Media, Wilson Uwujaren, said the vehicles were recovered from Inde’s residence located at Nnamdi Azikwe Street, Kaduna.
The recovery was sequel to an intelligence report the Commission received that stolen money and properties suspected to be proceeds of crime were being warehoused at the former customs boss’ premises, he said.