Ibrahim Magu, the suspended acting chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, has reportedly threatened to go on hunger strike if he’s not released.
Kemifilani News learnt that Magu who was arrested on allegations of diverting N4 billion of recovered loot has through his lawyer asked the Inspector-General of Police to grant him bail.
However, a source in the Presidency revealed that Magu will not be released until releases the money he stole.
He said, “You are aware that they (detectives) have searched his house. Detectives that carried out the search combed his house. It was after the search that they arrested seven of his aides as part of the probe.
“Justice Salami is simply carrying out stern instructions from the Presidency over the issue of Magu and it was after he discovered that it will be virtually impossible to grant him bail that Magu started threatening to go on hunger strike, with a view to drawing public sympathy.
“However, it was learned that when the Presidency got information about his plans to go on strike, in insisted that the embattled EFCC acting chairman will not be released until he returns all the money he was accused of misappropriating.”