Presidential Probe: Why I can’t release/grant bail to Ibrahim Magu – IG of Police


The Nigerian police force has disclosed that the Inspector General of Police, Mohammed Adamu has no power to release Former acting EFCC chairman, Ibrahim Magu.

This was contained in a statement made by  Force Public relations Officer, Frank Mba, in a recent interview with Sun. Responding to a question on what the police was doing in regards to Magu’s bail request, Mba said;

“It is a probe by Federal Government panel. Therefore, all enquirers concerning the probe or relating to actions incidental to the probe should be directed to the panel that is handling the probe.”

It will be recalled that Magu, through his lawyer, Tosin Ojaomo, had on Friday, July 10, written to the IGP demanding that he be granted bail from police custody where he has been for over one week. The embattled Ex-anti-graft boss is still in detention.

The Force headquarters further disclosed that there was nothing it could do concerning the bail request, especially when the panel was not a police affair even though the IGP is represented on the panel.

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