The Department of State Services (DSS) has denied being responsible for Monday’s arrest of the Ibrahim MAGU, Acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).
The DSS, in a statement by its spokesperson, Dr Peter Afunaya, the service “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.”
Security agents arrested Magu at the Wuse II office of the EFCC in Abuja Monday afternoon.
His convoy was stopped by armed security agents and he was taken away after about 30 minutes of arguments between the various security officials present including those of Mr Magu.
He was promptly driven to the Aso Villa where it is suspected he would appear before a panel set up by the president to review allegations against him by the Attorney-General of the Federation, Abubakar Malami.
Mr Malami had accused Magu of insubordination and re-looting of recovered funds.