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EFCC Statement on Magu’s ‘Arrest’

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Jude Johnson

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), has formally acknowledged that its Acting Chairman Ibrahim Magu, was “not arrested” but facing a panel.

The Head of Media and Publicity for EFCC, Dele Oyewale, said this in a statement on Monday.

Oyewale stated that Magu only honoured an invitation by a Presidential Panel reviewing the activities of the agency.

He said the review was held at the Banquet Hall wing of the Presidential Villa, Abuja.

The EFCC Spokesman explained that Magu “was served the invitation to the Panel, while on his way to the Force Headquarters, Abuja, for a meeting.”

He insisted that the EFCC boss “was neither arrested nor forced to honour the invitation”.

The spokesman disclosed that a member of EFCC legal team was also with Magu as he faced the panel.

Magu was reportedly arrested by the Department of State Services (DSS) in Wuse and later taken to the Presidential Villa where he was taken to a location he is being interrogated.


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