Ibrahim Magu is finally out of detention.
We should not be in a hurry to forget the EFCC chief was for the past few days been in detention at Abuja, where he was being probed over an alleged misappropriation of funds and insubordination.
However today being Wednesday, the suspended acting chairman of EFCC was finally released , as confirmed by the Nigeria news media. (The nation, and leadership)
Remember that, earlier Magu had beckoned on the inspector General of Police for bail, of which the inspector , Mohammed Adamu, had as well responded that he had no hand in his arrest and at such he won't be taking responsibility for his release.
This statement was as well contained in a letter signed by the IGP's principal staff officer, DCP Owohunwa, as presented to Magu's legal representative on Tuesday, July 14.
Meanwhile some parts of the letter we have at our disposal reads : “The Inspector-General of Police directs that your attention be drawn to the fact that the Nigeria Police Force is not investigating C.P. 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)."
Although Barrister Victor Ubani, who is the former vice president of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA), blamed President Muhamadu Buhari for retaining Magu up to five years without being confirmed by the Nigerian Senate.
" In accordance to the law the president should have sought confirmation from the Senate or have magu replaced."
Barrister Ubani strongly agued that, there's no legal backing for Magu to have remained in the acting capacity for such a long time.
Because there's no room for a permanent position to occupied by a person of acting capacity for such a long time.
Sequel to the fact that Magu was rejected by the Nigerian senates at the initial stage.
In barrister's words he said “If you look at the act that created the office of the chairmanship of the EFCC, there is no room for acting capacity. Even though people will want to have recourse to the interpretation that if you have the power to appoint, you also have the power to put someone in an acting capacity."
Ubani maintained that even if the president had wanted to keep Magu it shouldn't be up to the period of 5 years, since the holder of such sensitive position must according to the law be confirmed by the senates.
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