The Economic and Financial Crime Commission, EFCC, has debunked the news of the arrest of its Chairman, Ibrahim Magu.
According to the Commission in a statement released on Monday, the EFCC boss only honoured an invite by a Presidential Panel reviewing the activities of the EFCC.
He was never arrested contrary to the rumour in circulation.
The statement signed by the Commission’s Head of Media & Publicity, Dele Oyewala reads:”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”.
In the same vein, the Department of State Services (DSS) has said that it did not arrest Magu as been reported by sections of the media.
DSS spokesman, Peter Afunanya said in a statement on Monday that the Service, has since, today, 6th July, 2020, been inundated with enquiries over the alleged arrest.
Magu was said to have been stopped in traffic while moving out of the Wuse II Annex of the EFCC in Abuja where an invitation was extended to him.