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Magu released from detention



THE suspended Acting Chairman of Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Ibrahim Magu, has been released from police custody.

  He was released after 10 days in detention.

Magu was arrested on July 6, 2020, amid allegations of corruption and brought before the Justice Ayo Salami-led Presidential panel.

The suspended EFCC boss was accused of being unable to account for the interest accrued to recovered funds of about N550 billion.

He was also accused of insubordination and purchase of property in Dubai, the United Arab Emirates.

It will be recalled that Nigeria Police Force on Tuesday, denied detaining suspended  Magu.

In a letter by DCP Idowu Owohunwa, 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 being ‘held’ by the Presidency.

“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 by the Presidential Panel that is investigating the activities of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission,” the letter reads.

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