Embattled Former Customs chief, Abdullahi Inde Dikko which is being held by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, over alleged looting of over N42 billion has allegedly asked the commission to settle on plea bargain to enable him refund the loot.
A highly placed source at the commission yesterday told Nigerian Pilot that the embattled ex- customs boss gave the proposal through his legal team in the course of interrogation, but the acting chairman of the commission, Mr. Ibrahim Magu has rejected the request insisting that plea bargain is not known to law.
He was quizzed over an alleged N42billion fraud.
Besides, the EFCC has traced how about N2.6billion was withdrawn from Nigeria Customs Service, NCS, coffers and remitted into the accounts of some
companies floated by a former Assistant Comptroller General who served under Dikko.
Dikko was on Thursday grilled on the sources of funds with which he allegedly acquired a N2 billion mansion at 1, Audu Ogbe Street, Jabi, Abuja.
According to the source, Dikko is willing to remit the alleged looted funds to the coffers of the federal government in order not to be arraigned in court.
The anti-graft agency had been on Dikko’s trail since January 8 when its operatives stormed his home.
But Dikko was said to have travelled out of the country.
The EFCC launched a discreet manhunt for him, seeking help from some agencies, including the INTERPOL.
Dikko turned himself in to the EFCC eventually and he is still in the headquarters of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission,EFCC, Wuse 2 Abuja.
He arrived at the EFCC’s Abuja headquarters at about 10am. His interrogation lasted about eight hours and to continue during the weekend.
The source in EFCC further said: “The former Customs boss is at the moment being quizzed over two key allegations bordering on criminal conspiracy, diversion of public funds, theft, abuse …Read More
Source:: Nigerian Pilot