IGP directs Magu bail request to presidential panel

IGP directs Magu bail request to presidential panel


The Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, has parried the bail application of the embattled former acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, Ibrahim Magu to the presidential panel investigating the fraud allegations against him.

Adamu outburst was in resoonse to an inquiry by Mr. Tosin Ojaomo, the Counsel to Ibrahim Magu who has being protective custody since last week over unaccounted proceeds seized asset and proceed of.corruption.


The IG said the police were not investigating Magu and is accordingly, not being detained by the force but by the panel headed by a former President of the Court of Appeal, Justice Ayo Salami.

Adamu said this in a letter dated July 14, 2020, in response to the bail application filed by Ojaomo for the release of his client who had been in police custody since July 6.

The letter with reference CB:7000/IGP.SEC/ABJ/VOL.489/171 titled, ‘RE: Application for bail,’ was signed by the Principal Staff Officer to the IG, DCP Idowu Owohunwa.

It read, “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.

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

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