Acting Chairman of the Economic and Finanacial Crimes Commission (EFCC) Ibrahim Magu has been reportedly arrested by the Department of State Service (DSS), Abuja.
But, the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has denied reports that Ibrahim Magu, the agency’s acting Chairman, was arrested on Monday.
Dele Oyewale, EFCC Head of Media and Publicity, made this known in a statement issued on Monday.
Oyewale said he was served an invitation to attend a presidential panel investigating the anti-graft agency’s activities while on his way to a meeting.
The agency’s spokesperson said Magu was not coerced in 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.
“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.