Seek bail from probe panel, Police IG tells detained Magu

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Mohammed Adamu, the Inspector General of Police (IGP) has directed Ibrahim Magu, the suspended acting chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) to seek bail from the presidential panel probing his activities while he held sway at the anti-graft agency.

Mr Magu, arrested last Monday and still been detained over corruption allegations levelled against him, had through his legal counsel, Tosin Ojoamo, wrote to the police boss, seeking to be released on bail.

But in a response letter with reference number: CB:7000/IGP.SEC/ABJ/VOL.489/171, dated 14th July, 2020, the IGP said he cannot release someone who is not under his care, saying the embattled anti-graft czar is being detained by the panel probing him and not the police.

“Your letter 00C/TOL/89A/07/2020 of 10th July, 2020 on the above underlined subject refers,” the epistle signed by DCP Owohunwa, Principal Staff Officer for the Inspector General of Police read.

“The Inspector General of Police directs that your attention be drawn to the fact that the Nigeria Police Force is not investigating C.P. Ibrahim Magu (your client) and he is accordingly, not being detained by the police but by the presidential panel that is investigating the activities of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).

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“The Inspector General of Police therefore advises that you consider re-directing your request to the Chairman of the presidential panel for appropriate attention.

“I am to convey the assurances of the warmest regards of the Inspector General of Police, please,” it added.

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  1. Very cleverly done. Mr. Ibrahim Magu is not my enemy. Neither is he my friend. God is a God of justice and order. Whenever you are in a position to carry out your assignment, do it justly and in orderly manner too, supposing you are at the receiving end.

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