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DSS Denies Arresting EFCC Acting Chairman, Magu



The Acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Ibrahim Magu has expressed sadness over the slow pace of action from the government of United Kingdom, (UK) on the corruption case, involving former Petroleum minister, Diezani Alison-Madueke.
Ibrahim Magu

Ganiyat Ganiyu

The Department of State Services, DSS, has denied arresting the acting chairman of the anti-graft agency, EFCC.

Mr Magu’s arrest on Sunday afternoon at the Wuse II office of the EFCC.

The Public Relations Officer, Department of State Services, Peter Afunanya, in a statement sent to said the Acting Chairman was not arrested.

“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,” the statement added.

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According to Sahara Reporters, Magu was arrested over allegations that he owns four properties and that he was allegedly transferring funds abroad through a third party.

He was allegedly arrested at the Wuse II office of the DSS on Monday afternoon and is now undergoing interrogation at the DSS Headquarters In Aso Drive.

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