The Department of State Services (DSS) has denied arrested Ibrahim Magu, acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).
This was contained in a statement by Peter Afunanya, spokesman of the DSS.
“The Department of State Services (DSS) wishes to inform the public that it did not arrest Ibrahim Magu, Acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) as has been reported by sections of the media.
“The Service, has since, today, 6th July, 2020, been inundated with enquiries over the alleged arrest,” the statement read.
The EFCC has also denied the arrest of its boss, saying he was only invited by the presidential panel investigating the anti-graft agency’s activities while on his way to a meeting.
The agency’s spokesperson, Dele Oyewale said Magu was not coerced into honouring the invitation.
The statement read: “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.
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“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.”
Oyewale added that a member of a legal team from the EFCC also accompanied Magu to the panel hearing.