- After four days in detention, the suspended acting chair of the EFCC has requested for bail
- Magu is currently under investigation by a presidential panel over allegations against him by the AGF
- The embattled EFCC boss has spent the fourth day in detention
The suspended acting chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Ibrahim Magu, has requested for bail after four days in detention.
The Nation reports that Magu who is under investigation by a presidential panel has asked the Inspector-General of Police (IGP), Mohammed Adamu, to grant him bail.
The embattled EFCC boss has spent the fourth day in detention.
Meanwhile, Magu has also reportedly denied ever giving Vice President Yemi Osinbajo N4billion. He was said to have made the denial when reacting to claims in the media that he transferred N4billion to Osinbajo.
A member of the investigating committee said Magu described the report as false, pointing out that he does not have access to such huge amount of cash.
He reportedly said he did not order the transfer of N4billion to the vice president or to anybody and demanded the matter to be clarified.
Also, following N4billion allegation, the vice president has written to the IGP Adamu.
Osinbajo in a letter through his lawyers, Taiwo Osipitan, on Wednesday, July 8, petitioned the IGP to investigate allegations, adding that the claims were not true and defamatory.
Abubakar Malami, the attorney-general of the federation and minister of justice, was also copied in the letter. It would be recalled that the vice president's spokesperson, Laolu Akande, dismissed the report describing it as fake news.
Akande said the report was "calculated to confuse and concocted to smear" the vice president's image, adding that Osinbajo will "never be involved in any such shady activities".
"Inundated by wide circulation of fake news about VP's purported involvement in some EFCC recovery billions, pls rest assured they're all LIES: calculated to confuse and concocted to smear Prof Osinbajo's image. The VP hasn't & will never be involved in any such shady activities," the spokesperson tweeted.