👤 EXCLUSIVE: Adenike Lucas and Danjuma Aliyu, DENISAURUS News
Ibrahim Mustafa Magu, the suspended chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, believes he deserves to be granted bail on “self-recognisance,” DENISAURUS News can confirm.
The EFCC boss, who was apprehended on Monday last week, over failure to account for recoveries and asset received during his watch, filed his request for bail through his lawyer, Tosin Ojaomo.
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In the bail request seen by DENISAURUS News, Mr Magu’s legal representative begged for him to be given his freedom, stating that they would find a surety if it is needed.
“Finally, if our application for bail on self-recognisance is not applicable, we are ready to provide a credible surety that will ensure the availability of our client anytime he is needed for the purpose of this investigation.”
This month, the AGF wrote a memo to the President seeking Mr Magu’s removal after failing to give a detail account for assets recovered under his tenure.
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Mr Magu, 58, who this paper exclusively revealed was using Prophet Emmanuel Omale as a conduit for siphoning money, was asked severally on what he had done with recoveries and was unable to account for them when asked by the eight Senate and a former Minister of Finance.
In the letter request dated July 10, 2020, and written to the Inspector General of Police and has the President copied into it, the suspended acting chairman denied the allegations made against him.
“Our client has consistently denied all the allegations levelled against him,” Mr Magu’s lawyer noted in the bail application.
The bail request was also sent to the Panel investigating Mr Magu, who is dubbed a “perennial offender,” by the Department of State Services, DSS.