- The Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Adamu has said he is not responsible for Ibrahim Magu's detention
- The police boss stated this in response to Magu's request for bail after days in detention
- Adamu advised the suspended acting EFCC chairman to direct his request on detention to the investigative panel
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Following the detention of Ibrahim Magu, the suspended acting chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Mohammed Adamu, Nigeria's Inspector-General of Police (IGP), has said he is not responsible.
Ever since Magu's arrest he has been detained pending the investigation of Justice Ayo Salami-led Presidential Panel after corruption allegations were against him.
Recall that the counsel to the embattled EFCC boss had asked Adamu, to grant him bail after four days in detention.
Nonetheless, the police boss in response to Magu's request said the suspended acting EFCC chairman should direct his correspondence about detention to the presidential panel.
The IGP who's reaction was contained in a letter signed by Adamu's principal staff officer, DCP Owohunwa, and addressed to Magu's lawyer dated Tuesday, July 14, told the former anti-graft agency head that he was not being detained by the police but by the panel.
The letter reads in parts: “The Inspector-General of Police directs that your attention be drawn to the fact that the Nigeria Police Force is not investigating C.P. 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 (EFCC)."
Earlier, Legit.ng reported that there has been a massive sweep of senior officials of the EFCC by the presidency following the suspension of its former chairman.
According to presidential sources, the executive secretary of the commission, Olanipekun Olukoyede has been suspended by President Muhammadu Buhari.
Apart from Olukoyede, not less than 11 other top operatives in the agency were also suspended by the president.
The source told journalists that the personnel were suspended "for various alleged criminal and corrupt infractions.”
In a related development, the probe by the Presidential Committee on Audit of Recovered Assets (PCARA) on Magu continues, some top operatives of the EFCC were regarded as persons of interest.
In light of this, the federal government has ordered the deployment of security and intelligence agencies at the headquarters of the EFCC in Abuja and all its offices throughout Nigeria.
In fact, the movement and telephone conversations of some persons regarded as “Magu Boys” were being monitored and restricted. According to a security source who spoke with journalists, “This is a very important investigation and we are leaving nothing to chance.
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