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EFCC Denies Magu's Arrest, Says He Was Invited To The Panel

EFCC Denies Magu's Arrest, Says He Was Invited To The Panel
The Economic and Financial Crime Commission, an anti-graft agency responsible for tackling financial corruption in Nigeria has denied the
purported news making round the media concerning the arrest of Lawal Magu, the Commission's acting Chairman.

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Earlier today, the EFCC boss was allegedly reported to have faced an arrest by the Department of State Services.

According to the media report, his arrest still remain unspecified, as none could fathom the reason behind his arrest.

This was made in a statement by the Commission's Head, Media and Publicity, Dele Oyewale, stating that the EFCC acting Chairman was neither arrested nor was forcefully taken to the Presidential Villa.

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He also claimed that Magu was invited to the Abuja by the members of the Presidential Panel critically reassessing the EFCC actions and movements while on his way to the Force Headquarters for a meeting.

His words, "Acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission(EFCC), Mr. Ibrahim Magu on Monday, July 6, 2020, honoured an invitation by a Presidential Panel reviewing the activities of the EFCC, at the Banquet Hall wing of the Presidential Villa, Abuja.

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"He was served the invitation to the Panel, while on his way to the Force Headquarters, Abuja for a meeting. The EFCC's boss was neither arrested nor forced to honour the invitation. A member of a legal team from the EFCC is also with him on the Panel" Dele concluded.

Magu has been an acting Chairman of the anti-graft agency(EFCC) for at least five years, until his recent summon by the Attorney General of the Federation for questioning.

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