The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC has issued a statement on the alleged arrest of its chairman, Ibrahim Magu.
On Monday, it was widely reported that Magu was arrested by officials of the department of state security, DSS. The statement made available to POLITICS NIGERIA, signed by the commission’s head of Media and Publicity, Dele Oyewale, disclosed that Magu was only invited by a Presidential Panel reviewing activities of the anti-graft agency.
“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.”