EFCC: Magu honoured Panel invitation, not Arrested


The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has dismissed reports about the alleged arrest of its acting chairman, Ibrahim Magu by the Department of State Service (DSS) saying he just honoured a 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, the commission said in statement by its spokesman, Dele Oyewale.


“He was served the invitation to the Panel, while on his way to the Force Headquarters, Abuja for a meeting. 


Oyewale explained that: “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.”


There were reports that the EFCC boss had been arrested Monday in Abuja by the Department of Security Services on allegations of that he owns four properties and was an agent to allegedly transfer funds abroad.


The DSS has also denied arresting Magu. In a statement by Peter Afunanya, its spokesman, the Spy Police said that “The Service, has since, today, 6th July, 2020, been inundated with enquiries over the alleged arrest”.