IGP Mohammed Adamu
IGP Mohammed Adamu

Police raids Magu’s residence in Abuja

NEWS DIGEST – Some police detectives on Tuesday combed the Karu residence of the suspended acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Ibrahim Magu.

The EFCC boss is under investigation by an Administrative Panel, headed by Justice Isa Ayo Salami, a former president of the Court of Appeal.

A source told The Nation that about 10 detectives in four vehicles went to Mr Magu’s personal house in but met some resistance from the security guards.

However, the source said, “when they insisted that they were acting on intelligence, the security guards and aides called Magu’s wife on the telephone and she directed them to allow the detectives access.

“They conducted the search unhindered. They did not find anything in the house. They wrote a report which was countersigned by one of the aides.

“The same team got in touch with Magu’s wife that it would search Magu’s Maitama official quarters. As a family, we have cooperated with the detectives. And as at 9.30m, the family was waiting for the detectives.

“But we believe that the head of the house ought to be around during the search to avoid misrepresentation.”