Breaking: DSS Denies Arresting Magu


Breaking: DSS Denies Arresting Magu


Contrary to reports emanating from the media some hours ago concerning the arrest of Magu, DSS has refuted such report as false and baseless.

The Department of State Services (DSS) has denied arresting the Acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commision EFCC, Mr Ibrahim Magu.

In a statement titled: “Magu, Not Arrested by DSS”, and signed by the Spokesman of DSS, Dr Peter Afunanya, the secret service said the agency did not arrest the EFCC Chairman.

DSS in a statement said there was no such arrest. “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”,

Magu who was purportedly arrested earlier in the day from media reports, was alleged to have travelled to Dubai in the United Arab Emirates during the lockdown without the authorization of the President, and this is coming days after Abubakar Malami, Attorney-General of the Federation (AGF), accused the anti-graft czar of gross infractions. The AGF had asked President Muhammadu Buhari to sack Mr. Magu over some allegations, including the diversion of recovered loot. However, Mr Magu had previously denied any wrong doing and described all allegations against him as “politically motivated”.

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