BREAKING: DSS Denies Arresting EFCC Boss, Ibrahim Magu

The Department of State Security, DSS, has denied arresting the Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, Ibrahim Magu.

In a statement made available to reporters and signed by its spokesperson, Peter Afunanya (Ph.D.) on Monday afternoon, the security agency denied the reports.

"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."

It was widely reported that DSS had allegedly arrested Magu for alleged corruption and money laundering. Recall that Magu's alleged offences were listed in a 2016 report by the DSS which reveals that the Borno state born officer was living in a N40 million mansion.

However, thus news medium gathered that the acting chairman of the EFCC, Magu, is being grilled by a panel set up to investigate alleged infractions against him.

The panel is sitting at the Conference Centre of the Presidential Villa (Old Banquet Hall) Abuja.

Recall that the Attorney General of the Federation, AGF and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami had recently written to President Muhammadu Buhari on why the EFCC boss should be replaced having been rejected many times for confirmation by the National Assembly.

The former Director-General of the Department of State Service, DSS, Lawal Daura had also written what was said to be damaging report against Magu to the senate.

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