There were indications, on Thursday, that bail might not come any time soon for Ibrahim Magu, the ex-head of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, as the Presidency has insisted on carrying out a thorough investigation on the allegations against him.
Vanguard gathered that frantic efforts made so far by highly-placed persons from various parts of the country to seek a soft landing for Magu have failed.
Recall that Magu’s lawyer, Toni Ojaomo, had said on Tuesday that he would seek his client’s bail. However, sources at police headquarters said since it was not the police that ordered his arrest, the force would also not be involved in his bail.
Magu is being detained on the ground floor of the Force Criminal Investigations Department, from where he is taken, daily, to the Presidential Villa where he is being grilled by the Justice Ayo Salami panel.