There has been several reports on Monday alleging that Magu was arrested by the DSS on Monday and is undergoing interrogation at the DSS Headquarter in Aso Drive.
EFCC said Magu honoured an invitation by a Presidential Panel reviewing the activities of the EFCC, at the Banquet Hall wing of the Presidential Villa, Abuja.
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFFC) has said that its Acting Chairman Ibrahim Magu was neither arrested nor forced to honour the invitation.
This was contained in a statement by commission’s Head, Media and Publicity Dele Oyewale on 6 July 2020.
Statement from the anti graft agency 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.
“He 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.”
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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.
Head, Media & Publicity
— EFCC Nigeria (@officialEFCC) July 6, 2020
In a separate statement, the DSS spokesman, Peter Afunanya said,”the DSS wishes to inform the public that it did not arrest Ibrahim Magu, Acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission 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.”
Magu has been in an acting capacity since the National Assembly twice refused to confirm his nomination to head the anti-graft agency after the president sent his name to the federal lawmakers on both occasions.
Two weeks ago the Attorney-General of the Federation, Abubakar Malami (SAN) reportedly complained to the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.) about Magu’s conduct and advised that he should be relieved of his appointment according to Punch.
The AGF was said to have accused Magu of insubordination and discrepancies in the figures of funds recovered by the EFCC.
He was also accused of disposing of assets, especially buildings seized from corrupt politicians and others, without approval, or knowledge of the AGF’s office, which is the supervisory ministry of the EFCC.
.The AGF listed 22 offences allegedly committed by Magu, for which he should be sacked.