ICYMI: Suspended EFCC Chairman, Ibrahim Magu Released From Detention

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Ibrahim Magu, the Suspended acting chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), has been eventually released from Police custody.

According to Channels Television, Mr Magu’s lawyer Toyin Ojaomo stated that the suspended EFCC boss is no longer in confinement. Earlier on Wednesday, the Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, asked Magu, to direct his bail application to the presidential panel.

Mr Oluwatosin Ojaomo, Magu’s legal representative, had asked the IGP to grant bail to his client on “self-recognisance” — after the suspended EFCC chief had spent four days in custody.

But in a letter dated July 14, 2020, and addressed to Mr Ojaomo, the IGP said the police force is not investigating and detaining Magu, so, it cannot grant the bail request. It also advised the lawyer to redirect his request to the chairman of the presidential panel for appropriate attention.

 

Mr Magu was invited by the panel headed by Ayo Salami, a retired President of the Appeal Court in the Presidential Villa in Abuja on July 6. He was later moved to Area 10 Force Criminal Investigation Department (FCID) of the police in Abuja where he has since been detained.

On June 11, President Muhammadu Buhari affirmed the suspension of Mr Magu and it took effect immediately.

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