N23 Billion Fraud: Ex-chief Air Staff, Amosu, Others Opt For Plea BargainFeatured, Latest News, News Friday, July 8th, 2016
ABUJA, NIGERIA (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The embattled former Chief of Air Staff, Air Marshall Adesola Amosu as well as 10 other suspects who are currently facing trial over the alleged N22.8 billion fraud have pleaded with the Federal Government (FG) for plea bargain.
At the resumed hearing of the matter on Friday, EFCC prosecutor, Rotimi Oyedepo, informed the court that the defendants had begun plea bargain.
He tendered a draft copy of the terms of the plea bargain to the court and indicated that the defendants were already in possession of their copies of the terms.
Air Marshall Amosu is being joined in the trial with Vice Marshal Jacob Adigun and Air Commodore Gbadebo Olugbenga. Others in the alleged fraud are eight private firms, among which are: Hebron Housing Properties Company Limited; Trapezites BDC Fonds; Delfina Oil and Gas Limited; Mcallan Oil and Gas Limited and Pricey Limited.
The accused were arraigned by the anti-graft agency on June 29, on a 26-count charge of conspiracy, stealing, money laundering, concealing of proceeds of crime and conversion of funds of about N22.8 billion belonging to the Air Force to their personal use.
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