The Acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Ibrahim Magu, has appeared before Department of State Services (DSS) alongside a panel set up by the Federal Government to investigate allegations of corruption said to have been levelled against the anti-corruption boss.
As learnt, the EFCC’s chairman was only invited by the panel for questioning in relation to his alleged involvement in corruption and other financial misconduct that was linked to his office.
Meanwhile, Magu’s spokesperson, Tony Amokeodo, disclosed that his boss was only invited by the panel for questioning as regards the allegations of corruption levelled against him, contrary to report that he was arrested by DSS.
In a similar vein, the DSS has refuted claims that it arrested the nation’s anti-graft agency boss over allegations that he was siphoning part of money recovered by the commission from suspected looters.
Through a statement released on Monday by the agency’s Public Relations Officer, Peter Afunanya, DSS indicated that media reports to the effect of Magu’s arrest were false and that Nigerians should disregard such news in its entirety.
“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,” the statement read.