The Department of State Services (DSS) has debunked the report that the agency arrested the acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Ibrahim Magu
Naija News had earlier reported that the boss to the country’s primary anti-graft agency, Magu was picked up by the DSS over allegations that he owns four properties and that he was allegedly transferring funds abroad through a third party.
However, a press release made available to Naija News by Peter Afunanya, the public relations officer of DSS revealed that Magu was never arrested.
Peter Ifunaya said that; The Department of State Services (DSS) wishes to inform the public that they did not arrest Ibrahim Magu, Acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) as has been reported by sections of the media.
Meanwhile, It will be recalled that Magu was called by a presidential panel of inquiry over alleged misappropriation of funds at the anti-graft agency earlier today.
Naija News recalls that the Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami (SAN) had asked President Muhammadu Buhari to sack Magu.
Malami in a petition forwarded to President Buhari listed 22 weighty allegations against Magu to justify the recommendation of his sack from office.
Three high profile candidates were also included in the AGF’s petition to the president as a replacement for Magu.
The push by Malami is also understood to have been brought to the attention of Magu by his supporters within the presidency, prompting the EFCC boss to start setting up his own defense mechanisms as well.