The Nation reports that the anti-graft agency has received requests to refund ‘stolen funds’ from former National Publicity Secretary of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Olisa Metuh, ex-Chiefs of Air Staff Air Marshals Adeshola Amosu and Mohammed Umar.
Metuh is on trial for collecting N400 million from the former National Security Adviser (NSA), Sambo Dasuki – the cash believed to be part of the diverted $2.1 billion meant to procure arms for the military.
Umar was arraigned before Justice Binta Nyako of the Federal High Court, Abuja on a seven-count charge bordering on money laundering, criminal breach of trust and corruption of about N9.7 billion.
While Amosu was arraigned at a Federal High Court in Lagos alongside Air Vice marshal (AVM) Jacob Adigun and Air Commodore Gbadebo Olugbenga, on a 26-count of siphoning about N50 billion.
“We have formally received letters of plea bargain from three accused persons — Metuh, Umar and Amosu— we are studying their terms,” the source told the newspaper on Tuesday, July 20.
“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.”
The details of the request was, however, not revealed, as the source stressed that the EFCC is still studying them.
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