Magu should direct bail request to panel – IGP

Ibrahim Magu EFCC

Inspector-General of Police (IGP) Mohammed Adamu has urged the former acting chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) Ibrahim Magu to direct his bail request to the presidential panel investigating his activities in office.

The IGP in a letter dated July 14 and addressed to Magu’s lawyer Tosin Ojaomo said the former EFCC acting chair is being detained by the panel not the police.

Mr Ojaomo had written to the police chief to seek his client’s release on bail. Magu has been in detention since July 6.

The IGP’s letter with reference CB:7000/IGP.SEC/ABJ/VOL.489/171 was signed by the principal staff officer to the IGP, Idowu Owohunwa.

“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.

“The Inspector-General of Police, therefore, advises that you consider redirecting your request to the chairman of the Presidential panel for appropriate attention,” the letter read.