Police Release Magu After 10 Days In Custody, Buhari Suspends 12 EFCC Directors


The suspended acting chairman of Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, Ibrahim Magu, was on Wednesday released on bail after spending 10 days in an Abuja police cell.

His lawyer, Tosin Ojaomo, confirmed his release, which happened shortly after the Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, directed him to channel his client’s bail application to the Presidential panel probing his activities in office.

Magu had first applied to the IGP for bail.

Meanwhile, President Muhammadu Buhari has ordered the suspension of 12 directors of the EFCC, including the commission’s Secretary, Olanipekun Olukoyede.

CHECKPOINTCHARLEY gathered that the directors were asked by the Attorney General of the Federation, Abubakar Malami (SAN), to proceed on suspension on Tuesday in compliance with the presidential order.

Mr. Magu on Wednesday asked for a copy of the report of the Presidential Committee on Audit of Recovered Assets and a memo by the Attorney-General of the Federation to the President in which 22 allegations were levelled against him.

The embattled EFCC boss in a letter to the panel chairman, Justice Ayo Salami, dated July 15, 2020, said he had not seen the allegations and petitions against him despite spending over nine days in custody.

In the letter written by his lawyer, Wahab Shittu, he stated that he is ready to respond to the allegations against him but he needs to see them.

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