The Department of State Services (DSS) has reportedly arrested Ibrahim Magu, acting chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).
His arrest comes a few days after Abubakar Malami, attorney-general of the federation (AGF), accused the anti-graft czar of gross infractions.
CANDIIDONLINE gathered that the EFCC chief travelled to Dubai in the United Arab Emirates, without the authorisation of the president during the lockdown.
However, when he was queried, he said he went for an investigation. He is also alleged to be living above his means.
Meanwhile, the Department of State Security (DSS) has subsequently released a press statement signed by Peter Afunanya, Ph.D, the agency’s PRO, debunking the arrest of the anti-graft agency boss.
According to the statement, Magu was not arrested, DSS, however, did not reveal if the EFCC boss had been to their office or not.
“MAGU, NOT ARRESTED BY DSS
The Department of State Services (DSS) wishes 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.
“The Service, has since, today, 6th July, 2020, been inundated with enquiries over the alleged arrest.” The statement reads.
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, also released a statement signed by Dele Oyewale, EFCC Head, Media & Publicity, alleging that Magu had honoured an invitation by the DSS and wasn’t arrested as widely reported.
“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.” It reads.