Political sagacity: EFCC says Magu not arrested by DSS, but …

With the report making the rounds that the Department of the State Service, DSS, arrested the acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Ibrahim Magu, the commission in a statement obtained by IbrandTv, quashed the report, noting that Magu was not arrested but went on his own to honor Presidential panels invitation.

Recall that DSS had earlier issued a rebuttal, noting that it did not arrest Magu.

In its statement the force said: “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.

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“The Service, has since, today, 6th July, 2020, been inundated with enquiries over the alleged arrest.”

Hours after DSS’s statement, EFCC emphatically stated that:


“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.”

However, it would be recalled that the Minister of Justice and Attorney General of the Federation, Abubakar Malami, last month recommended the sack of Magu over alleged corruption allegation.



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