The Nigeria Police Force has having the suspended Acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Ibrahim Magu, in its custody.
The police in a letter signed by DCP Idowu Owohunwa, the Principal Staff Officer to the Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, written to Tosin Ojaomo, counsel to Magu, in response to his bail application, the police stated that the suspended EFCC boss was not in their custody but rather being detained by the Presidency.
The letter reads: “The Inspector-General directs that your attention be drawn to the fact that the Nigeria Police Force is not investigating Ibrahim Magu 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.”
Magu was on the order of the Presidnecy arrested last Monday by a combined team of Department of State Services (DSS) and police personnel and taken to the Presidential Villa where he has continued to face questions from a panel headed a retired Appeal Court judge, Ayo Salami.
The erstwhile EFCC boss has remained in detention without bail since the Presidential probe panel began interrogations on alleged missing recovered looted funds, despite his lawyer application to be released on bail.