The bid by suspended acting chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, Ibrahim Magu to get bail suffered a setback on Wednesday as the Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, asked his lawyer Tosin Ojaomo, to direct the request for his client’s bail to the Presidential panel investigating his activities in office.
Mr. Magu, who has been detained in an Abuja police cell since his arrest last week Monday, had applied to the IGP for bail.
But the IGP said the police are 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 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.
“The Inspector-General of Police, therefore, advises that you consider redirecting your request to the Chairman of the Presidential panel for appropriate attention.”