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Ibrahim Magu arrest: EFCC, DSS issues press statement

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The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has issued a press statement over a reported arrested of its acting chairman Ibrahim Magu by the Department of State Services (DSS).

Magu was allegedly arrested over allegations that he owns four properties and that he was transferring funds abroad through a third party.

But the EFCC has denied the report that their acting Chairman has been arrested.

“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,” the statement read.

“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”.

The Department of State Security (DSS) has also denied arresting Ibrahim Magu. A statement signed by its spokesperson, Peter Afunanya (Phd.) on Monday afternoon, reads below;

“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.”

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