The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), has reacted to the news going round about the arrest of its acting chairman, Ibrahim Magu.
According to online reports, Magu was arrested at the Wuse II office of the DSS on Monday afternoon and undergoing interrogation at the DSS Headquarters In Aso Drive.
However the DSS has denied the news with fresh reports stated that Magu was taken to a presidential panel sitting at the Banquet Hall of the villa.
EFCC reacted to the news claiming Magu wasn’t taken or forced to appear before the panel, but appeared there on his freewill.
Read EFCC statement below:
“MAGU HONOURS PANEL INVITATION”
Acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission(EFCC), Mr. Ibrahim Magu on Monday, July 6, 2020, honoured an invitation by a Presidential Panel reviewing the activities of the EFCC, at the Banquet Hall wing of the Presidential Villa, Abuja.
He was served the invitation to the Panel, while on his way to the Force Headquarters, Abuja for a meeting.
The EFCC’s boss was neither arrested nor forced to honour the invitation. A member of a legal team from the EFCC is also with him on the Panel.”