👤 EXCLUSIVE: Adenike Lucas and Danjuma Aliyu, DENISAURUS News
The suspended Acting Chairman of the Economics and Financial Crimes Commission, Ibrahim Mustafa Magu, has had his plea for bail rejected by Mohammed Adamu, the Inspector General of Police.
Mr Magu, 58, who is being investigated by a panel constituted by President Muhammadu Buhari, has failed to account for billions of Naira and assets seized from suspect in the course of the fight against corruption.
The 58-year-old, Borno Commissioner of Police, who was apprehended on Monday (July 6), wrote a letter for bail to Mr Adamu 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.”
But Mr Adamu, the Police Chief rejected the bail application, directing Mr Magu’s lawyers elsewhere, in a letter dated 14th July 2020.
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“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),” a letter to Mr Ojomo from the IGP reads.
“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.”
DENISAURUS News, an online media house has steadfastly reported the corruption perpetuated by Mr Magu.
In a report published in April 2020, the paper reported that Mr Magu, who was twice rejected as the fourth substantive chairman of the EFCC by lawmaker, was using a prophet as a conduit for siphoning money and both had travelled to Dubai in March to scout for houses together.
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At the time those close to Prophet Emmanuel Omale reached out to DENISAURUS News claiming that he said he had not travelled anywhere this year.
Following recent details of information recovered from the Nigerian Financial Intelligence Unit, NFIU, Prophet Omale, the lead founder of Divine Hand of God Prophetic Ministries International, Abuja has since opened up about his trip to Dubai with Mr Magu.