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BREAKING: Magu Released From Detention

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

Mr Magu’s lawyer Toyin Ojaomo confirmed told Channels Television that the suspended EFCC boss is no longer in confinement.

The Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, had on Wednesday 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.

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Letter excerpts: “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.”

 

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