Former Ekiti state governor Ayodele Fayose on Saturday asked the presidential panel to investigate the suspended president of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Ibrahim Magu, to formalize his detention.
Fayose, who made the call through his official Twitter account, pleaded with the panel headed by a former President of the Court of Appeal, Ayo Salami, to obtain a 28-day pre-trial detention order to allow enough time to complete the investigation. EFCC chief for alleged corruption and insubordination.
Magu, who has been in detention since Monday, asked for bail through one of his lawyers, Oluwatosin Ojaomo, on Friday.
The former governor said:
"The panel must formalize Magu's arrest, obtaining a 28-day pre-trial detention order from the court to allow investigations to be completed.
“The panel must also obtain the temporary and permanent loss of the withdrawals linked to it. This is Magu's style and procedure while in office. He cannot complain now.
"Wahab Shittu, EFCC lawyer who became a defender of Magu understands his style, so why is he complaining? Or did he not work with Magu to secure court orders to detain people indefinitely and lose property linked to the people being investigated? "
Fayose has a pending case in which the EFCC was arrested, detained and questioned by the agency.
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