The Inspector-general of the police (IGP), Mohammed Adamu has responded to the bail request of suspended acting chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Ibrahim Magu.
Okay.ng recalls that Magu’s lawyer, Tosin Ojoamo, had asked the IGP to grant his client bail on “self recognisance” after spending several days in detention at Area 10 force criminal investigation department (FCID) of the police in Abuja.
The former EFCC boss is being investigated for alleged corruption by a presidential investigation committee headed by Justice Ayo Salami.
In a letter dated 14th July 2020, the IGP responding to the application filed by the former anti-graft boss’ lawyer, said Magu’s bail application should be directed to the presidential panel.
The response letter reads as follows: “Your letter OOC/TOL/89A/07/2020 of July 10th, 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 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.”