Mohammed Adamu, Inspector-General of Police (IGP) has distanced himself from Ibrahim Magu following his bail application to be released from Force Criminal Investigation Department (FCID) where he is being detained.
IGP stated that the police force is not responsible for investigating corruption allegations against Ibrahim Magu, suspended Acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) and hence asked Magu’s legal counsel to direct all requests to presidential panel.
The Herald reported that Magu was arrested on July 6 and has been facing a Presidential Panel over corruption charges levelled against him by the Minister of Justice and Attorney-General of the Federation (AGF) Abubakar Malami.
Last Friday, the embattled EFCC sent a bail application to the IGP through his legal counsel Oluwatosin Ojaomo.
However, the IGP has said his office has no jurisdiction to grant his request since the Presidential Panel was tresponsible for filing the charges against him.
IGP Adamu made this known in a letter dated July 14.
“Your letter OOC/TOL/89A/07/2020 of July 2020 on the above underlines 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 (EFCC).
The Inspector General of Police therefore advises that you consider redirecting your request to the Chairman of the Presidential Panel for appropriate attention.
I am to convey the assurances of the warmest regards of the Inspector General of Police, please.”