Suspended Acting EFCC Chairman, Ibrahim Magu Has Been Released from Police Custody

Ibrahim Magu, the suspended acting EFCC Chairman has been released from police custody. According to Channels Television, this was confirmed by Magu’s lawyer, Toyin Ojaomo who had earlier asked the Inspector-General of Police to grant bail to Magu on the basis of self-recognizance.

The Inspector-General of Police, Mohmammed Adamu has however asked Toyin Ojaomo to direct his request to the presidential panel since it wasn’t the Nigerian Police Force that was saddled with the responsibility of investigating the suspended EFCC Chairman. The Inspector-General of Police said this in a letter which partly reads as follows: “The Inspector-General of Police directs that your attention be drawn to the fact that the Nigeria Police Force is not investigating CP 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).

“The Inspector-General of Police, therefore, advises that you reconsider directing your request to the Chairman of the Presidential Panel for appropriate attention.”

Ibrahim Magu was arrested on Monday, 6th July, 2020 following allegations of corruption and insubordination levelled against him by the Attorney-General of the Federation, Abubakar Salami.

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