Magu Not Arrested, DSS confirms

By Foster Obi

Department of State Services (DSS) has debunked widely publicized news that it arrested Ibrahim Magu,  the Acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC)

A statement signed by Peter Afunanya, Ph.D, Public Relations Officer, DSS said, “Department of State Services National Headquarters, 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.

Afunanya issued the statement after reports emerged that the acting chairman of the anti-graft agency had been arrested by DSS officials in Abuja. When contacted, Magu’s S.A. on Media, Tony Amokeodo, told Channels Television that his boss was not arrested but only invited to answer questions regarding some allegations against the agency.

Amokeodo explained that Magu was invited to appear before a Federal Government panel set up to investigate the allegations of corruption levelled against him. According to him, the panel is sitting at the Banquet Hall of the Presidential Villa in Abuja, the Federal Capital Territory.

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