The Department of State Services (DSS) has said that it did not arrest Mr Ibrahim Magu, the acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).
The Service’s Public Relations Officer, Peter Afunanya, said this in a statement on Monday.
This comes after there were reports that Magu was arrested few hours ago.
Magu’s S.A. on Media, Tony Amokeodo said his boss was not arrested but only invited to answer questions regarding some allegations against the agency.
He explained that Magu was invited to appear before a Federal Government panel set up to investigate the allegations of corruption levelled against him.
Meanwhile, a spokesperson for the anti-graft agency, Mr Dele Oyewale, has clarified the controversy surrounding Magu’s invitation in a statement.
Read the 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.
Head, Media & Publicity