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Magu's detention, police distance self

Ibrahim MaguIbrahim Magu (born 5 May 1962), is a Nigerian police officer who served as acting chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC from 9 November 2015, until his suspension on 7 July 2020. He was replaced by Muhammed Umar as the acting EFCC chairman.

EFCC boss has been under detention for some days now while investigations are on going to ascertain his alleged involvement in misappropriation of public fun. The Inspector General of Police, IGP Mohammed Adamu, has earlier dissociated the force from detention of the suspended Acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), CP Ibrahim Magu, that is not being detained by the Police rather by the Presidential panel investigating the activities of the EFCC.

This was contained in a letter written by the principal Staff Officer to the IGP, DCP Idowu Owohunwa dated 14th July, 2020 responding to an application for bail by Magu's counsel.

The letter with number CB: 7000/IGP.SEC/ABJ/VOL.489/171

Titled ‘RE: APPLICATION FOR BAIL,’ it was addressed to Tosin Ojaomo Esq, Ojaomo & Ojaomo Chambers, Abuja.

It reads: “Your letter OOC/TOL/89A/07/2020 of July 2020 on the above underlines subject, refers.

The Inspector General of Police directed that the counsel be clarify that the investigation of CP Ibahim Magu (your client) is not handle by the Nigeria Police Force, and he is not in custody of the force but by the presidential panel that is investigation the activities of the Economic and Financial Crime Commission (EFCC)

However, the counsel was advice by the IGP to redirect their application to the Chairman of the presidential panel for appropriate attention.

Did the presidential panel have a detention house, what do you think?

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