We Did Not Arrest MAGU – DSS


…He was invited by a panel at the Villa – aide

The Department of State Services (DSS) has debunked insinuations that it arrested the Acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) Ibrahim Magu.

A terse statement by the Public Relations Officer of the DSS, Peter Afunanya said the Service wish 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.

Afunanya said the Service, has been inundated with enquiries over the alleged arrest.

Meanwhile, a source close to the Acting Chairman of the EFCC, indicated that Ibrahim Magu was invited to appear before a panel probing the activities of the agency which is sitting at the Banquet Hall of the Presidential Villa.

Forefront News was gathered that Magu was accosted and stopped in traffic on his way out of the Wuse II Annex of the EFCC office in Abuja and told to report before the panel which is considered very important.

Magu reportedly arrived at the sitting venue of the investigation panel at about 1.30pm and was immediately ushered into the wing.

One of the aides of Magu, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said that the EFCC boss has been joined by his lawyer, Mr. Rotimi Jacobs to face the panel.

The aide said: Far from reports in the media, he was not arrested by any of the security agencies including the DSS”.

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