In News by Oluwaseun Samuel on the 16th, July, 2020

Why Magu Was Detained – Presidency Opens Up

Why Magu Was Detained - Presidency Opens Up

Ibrahim Magu

Femi Adesina

Based on Vanguard, Mr. Femi Adesina, Particular Adviser on Media and Publicity to the President, has mentioned the presidential panel investigating Ibrahim Magu, the suspended Appearing Chairman of Financial and Monetary Crimes Fee, EFCC, may need detained him to make sure related paperwork weren’t tampered with.

Adesina mentioned this on Channels TV programme, ‘Politics Right this moment’, simply as Magu’s lawyer, Mr. Tosin Ojaomo, acknowledged on the identical programme that if the Justice Ayo Salami panel ultimately finds Mr. Magu not culpable, he ought to be reinstated by President Muhammadu Buhari.

In the meantime, based on Adesina, though he’s not a lawyer to find out if the panel was justified in detaining Magu for 10 days, it might have taken measures to make sure that related paperwork wanted in reference to the investigations weren’t tampered with.

He famous that earlier than Mr. Magu was invited, the panel had sat for weeks over the allegations of corruption and decided that there was the necessity for the suspended EFCC Appearing Chairman to look earlier than it.

He added that “it’s towards this backdrop that President Muhammadu Buhari gave the panel the mandate to ask Mr. Magu to reply to the allegations towards him.”

Mr. Magu was arrested final week Monday and had been detained by the police till his launch on Wednesday.

He had been showing earlier than the presidential panel investigating allegations of corruption and insubordination levelled towards him by Abubakar Malami, Nigeria’s Minister of Justice and Lawyer-Normal of the Federation.

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Earlier on Wednesday, the Inspector-Normal of Police, IGP, Mohammed Adamu, had informed Magu by his lawyer that the Police was not the one detaining Magu, however the panel investigating allegations towards him and that it’s the panel that may order his bail.

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