Contrary to reports making the rounds on social media, the Department of State Services (DSS) has denied the arrest of the acting chairman of the Economic Financial Crime Commission (EFCC), Ibrahim Magu.
In a press issued in Abuja and made available to BHR by the DSS public relations officer, Peter Afunanya titled; “OFFICIAL: Dagu is Not Arrested by DSS”: “The 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.” However, BHR can reliably report that the acting chairman of the EFCC, Magu, is being questioned by a panel set up to investigate his appointment by the President Muhammadu Buhari after is selection had been turned many times for confirmation by the National Assembly.
Recalled 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.