A report has been penned that the embattled former acting chairman of EFCC, Ibrahim Magu, escaped re-arrest on Thursday, July 16, by the security operatives Magu was released on Wednesday, July 15. after spending 10 days in police custody.
The former EFCC boss is being tried for the allegation of corruption leveled against him.
A report by Nigerian Tribune indicates that the suspended former acting chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Ibrahim Magu, avoided his re-arrest on Thursday, July 16, for his decision to remain in the official residence of the EFCC chairman. Legit.ng gathered that after spending nine days in detention, Magu was released from police custody on bail on the evening Wednesday, July 15, on the order of the Justice Ayo Salami-led presidential panel investigating his stewardship as EFCC acting chairman.
The embattled Magu was detained at the Force Criminal Investigation Department at Garki Area 10 in Abuja from Monday, July 6, when he was arrested by a combined team of mobile policemen and operatives of the Department of State Services (DSS) operatives in traffic at Wuse II till Wednesday, July 15. The report said that upon his release Magu headed for the official residence of the EFCC chairman at Maitama, where he passed the night
The embattled former acting chairman of the EFCC, Ibrahim Magu. Source: UGC Tribune noted that reliable sources noted that the decision to return to the residence and orders being allegedly issued by Magu to officers guarding the place were perceived as an affront on the authorities, having been suspended from office and a replacement appointed. Magu was said to have got a feeler that he was going to be re-arrested for his indiscretion on the morning of Thursday, July 17, and quickly moved out of the Maitama residence to his personal house at Karu.
The newspaper noted learned on Friday, July 17, that the policemen guarding the ex-EFCC boss were withdrawn by police authorities on Thursday, July 16. Speaking on Magu’s planned rearrest, his lawyer, Wahab Shittu, however, told Tribune Online on the telephone on Friday, July 17, that although Magu’s security details were withdrawn, they were later restored to him. “Let me make this clear: his security details were withdrawn but they have been restored,” Shittu said.