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The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, suspended acting Chairman Ibrahim Magu, who is currently facing trial before the Presidential Investigation Panel over allegations of corruption leveled against him has reportedly turned the mosque in the premises of the police headquarters as his abode where he has spent his fourth night shunning the cell of the Force Criminal Investigations Department, FCID.
Magu who is said to have been abandoned by the police management team is left to carry his cross following his constant refusal to identify with the police hierarchy while he reigned as the commission’s boss.
Saturday Vanguard reported that though he was supposed to be kept inside the cell at the Zone 10 office of FCID, Abuja, he normally spends hours behind the counter in front of the cell and after appearing at presidential panel headed by the former President of the Court of Appeal, Justice Ayo Salami, he would be brought back and later taken to the mosque midnight where he passed the up till Thursday.
Though it was not possible to ascertain whether he slept on a bed or on the ground, sources said his relatives must have been making provision for him to sleep comfortably inside the mosque on a special arraignment with the police. It was gathered that FCID, Zone 10, has been well fortified since Magu was detained there and extra efforts have been made to scrutinize both officers and men working there including visitors. However, sources said there was a directive that no visitor should be allowed to enter the premises of the department at night.
Furthermore, it was gathered that the police management team met early yesterday and took far-reaching decisions over Magus’s trial. Police sources said the management team decided that the embattled Commissioner of Police should be made to carry his cross based on the fact that while he was presiding over EFCC, he deliberately failed to respect senior police officers and never attended senior officers’ meetings chaired by the Inspector General of Police, IGP, Adamu Muhammed. The IGP reportedly summoned the meeting with the Force Chief Legal Officer, CP Augustine Salomi in attendance where the decision was taken.
President Muhammadu Buhari, has reportedly warned serving Ministers, Senior Police Officers, and top government officials not to be seen offering any assistance over the case. It was also gathered that the Presidential panel has given the directors and senior staff of EFCC seven days to come up with all files containing cases handled under Ibrahim Magu from 2018 till date.