The Department of State Services (DSS) and the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission(EFCC) have refuted some media reports that it arrested Ibrahim Magu, the acting chairman of the Economic Financial Crime Commission (EFCC).
This was contained in a press statement by DSS made available on Monday by Peter Afunanya, the Public Relations Officer, Department of State Services.
The statement titled; “OFFICIAL: Magu is Not Arrested by DSS” stated; “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.”
In another development, the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission(EFCC) has also denied the arrested via a tweet from the agency twitter handle;
The tweet goes thus:
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.