Wednesday, 20 July 2016

Metuh, Amosun, Dikko reportedly send plea letters to EFCC to refund looted funds to avoid jail

Former PDP Spokesperson, Olisa Metuh and ex Chiefs of Air Staff, Air Marshals Adeshola Amosu and Mohammed Dikko Umar, have allegedly individually sent letters to the EFCC saying they wanted to return government funds with them so they can be left alone by the anti-graft agency. This is according to a report by The Nation.. They want to refund cash and surrender property to avoid going to jail.

According to the newspaper, an EFCC source says the agency got requests from these three men who are currently being investigated for allegedly stealing government funds.

While Metuh is standing trial for allegedly receiving N400 million from the former National Security Adviser (NSA), Sambo Dasuki, Umar is being investigated for money laundering, criminal breach of trust and corruption of about N9.7billion.

Amosu is alleged to have conspired with two other of his colleagues to steal N50 billion while in office. The EFCC source said
“We have formally received letters of plea bargain from three accused persons, Metuh, Umar and Amos. We are studying their terms. We may enter into a plea bargain with the accused persons if it will serve the public interest. The interest is getting back the stolen funds. If they can fulfill this condition (public interest), we may accept their offers.”.

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