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Police have no hand in your detention, IGP tells Magu

The Inspector General of Police, IGP Mohammed Adamu has told the suspended acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Ibrahim Magu that the police have no hand in his detention. 

Magu who has been in detention at FCID, Abuja for ten days, is being interrogated by a presidential investigation committee headed by Justice Ayo Salami following corruption allegations against him.

His lawyer Tosin Ojoamo, had written to the IGP requesting for administrative bail for Magu. 

In a letter to the lawyer with reference number: CB:7000/IGP.SEC/ABJ/VOL.489/171, dated 14th July, 2020, IGP Adamu explained that Magu was not being detained by the police but by the panel investigating the activities of the EFCC. 

The IGP response reads: “Your letter 00C/TOL/89A/07/2020 of 10th July, 2020 on the above underlined subject refers. 

“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). 

“The Inspector General of Police therefore advises that you consider re-directing your request to the Chairman of the presidential panel for appropriate attention. 

“I am to convey the assurances of the warmest regards of the Inspector of Police, please.”

The IGP letter was signed by DCP Owohunwa, Proncipal Staff Officer for the Inspector General of Police.


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