The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) said its Acting Chairman, Ibrahim Magu, but was only invited for questioning.
This was the position of Magu’s spokesman, Mr. Tony Amokedo, as reported by some media on Monday that the EFCC boss “was invited for questioning and not arrested”.
In the same vein, the Public Relations Officer of the Department of State Services (DSS), Mr. Peter Afunanya, in a statement on Monday, debunked the news about Magu’s arrest.
Afunanya did not however, confirm or deny if Nigeria’s anti-corruption Czar was invited for questioning or not.
‘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.
Meanwhile sources confirmed to the media that Magu, has been whisked to the Presidential Villa, Aso Rock, where he was as at press time being interrogated by a Panel.