The Acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Ibrahim Magu, who is reportedly under arrest is actually facing a panel probing the activities of the agency.
Magu, had arrived at the Presidential Villa, Abuja, at about 1.35pm and was ushered in at the Banquet Hall wing. He was joined at the Villa by his lawyer, Mr. Rotimi Jacobs.
“He has not been arrested by any of the security agencies. We are awaiting further development”, says his media adviser, Tony Omokoedo
“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, said DSS Spokesperson, Dr Peter Afunanya.
Because of the panel sitting, Journalists covering the Presidential Villa, were on Monday asked to leave the State House Conference Centre (Banquet Hall) and told not to come around the vicinity for today.
The journalists had gone to confirm if indeed the acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes (EFCC), Ibrahim Magu, was being grilled by a panel set up to investigate alleged infractions against him.
The journalists met five DSS operatives dressed in black and seated just outside the conference center at about 3.20pm.
While the security operatives did not stop the journalists from entering the conference center, attempt made by the newsmen to access the media center upstairs was denied.
A DSS official with a villa accreditation approached the newsmen and said: “They said you people should excuse the use of this place for today.”