The Nigeria Police Force (NPF) says it cannot comment on Ibrahim Magu’s suspension as the Acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).
Naija News reports that the Police spokesman, Frank Mba, who is a Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCP), made this comment on behalf of the NPF.
DCP Mba said he was not competent to speak on issues concerning Magu since he was neither the spokesman of the EFCC nor that of the Presidential Investigative Committee (PIC).
“I am not competent to speak on issues touching on the Acting Chairman of EFCC. I am neither the spokesman of EFCC nor an official panel,” he said.
A report monitored on The Nation newspaper by Naija News, quoted police sources to have said that it was untrue that the Inspector-General (IG), Mohammed Adamu, was the one detaining Magu since the ongoing probe was being carried out by the Police.
The report said the police can only act in the matter when invited to do so either through a petition or a complaint, adding that it was mere speculation for anyone to say the IG was detaining the embattled acting EFCC chair.
The Nation newspaper sources said there were procedures to commence internal disciplinary action against any erring officer, adding that Magu’s case will not be different.