DSS Denies Arresting EFCC Boss, Magu, Bars Journalists From Interrogation Location

LAGOS JULY 6TH (NEWSRANGERS)-The DSS has denied arresting the Acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Mr. Ibrahim Magu, after its officials escorted him to the Conference Center inside the State House Abuja, to be interviewed by a Presidential Panel constituted by President Muhammadu Buhari to grill him on corruption allegations.

The DSS in a statement captioned: ‘Magu, Not Arrested By DSS’, sent to THEWILL by Peter Afunanya, its spokesman said: “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.”

Meanwhile, THEWILL can report that officials of the agency have blocked journalists attached to the State House from the conference center where Magu is being questioned by the Panel headed by a retired Justice of the Appeal Court, Justice Ayo Salami.

The Attorney-General and Minister of Justice, Mr. Abubakar Malami (SAN) had indicted Magu of graft in a damaging memo he sent to the President seeking his sack and replacement.

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