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DSS denies apprehending EFCC acting Chairman Magu

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Following a media rumor making rounds over the arrest of the Economic Financial Crime Commission (EFCC) acting Chairman, Ibrahim Magic, the Department of State Services (DSS) has debunked making such arrest.

The clarification was made in a press statement in Abuja by Peter Afunanya, Ph.D, the Public Relations Officer, Department of State Services, on Monday.

The statement was titled “OFFICIAL: Magu is Not Arrested by DSS” stated; “ 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.”

On the contrary , it was gathered from reliable source that the acting chairman of the EFCC, Magu, is being grilled by a panel , sitting at the Conference Centre of the Presidential Villa (Old Banquet Hall) Abuja, set up to investigate allegations against him.

It could be 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.

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

Fatimah Oyesanmi

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