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REVEALED: Police Detain EFCC Acting Chairman Magu


There were indications late Monday night that the Acting Chairman of Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Mallam Ibrahim Magu, may have been detained.

Magu was invited by a panel set up by the Federal Government to probe his activities and the finances of the EFCC under him.

But he was yet to be released up till 12 midnight on Monday.

A source, however, told WESTERN POST that Magu had been detained by the police and that his interrogation would continue on Tuesday.

There were initial fears on Monday afternoon that the EFCC acting chairman was arrested by the Department of State Services (DSS).

He was said to have been arrested over allegations that he owns four properties and that he was allegedly transferring funds abroad through a third party.

But DSS later denied that it arrested Magu.

The Public Relations Officer, DSS, National Headquarters, Abuja, Peter Afunanya,  in a statement said, “the DSS wishes to inform the public that it did not arrest Ibrahim Magu, Acting Chairman of the EFCC as has been reported by sections of the media.

“The Service, has since, today, 6th July, 2020, been inundated with inquiries over the alleged arrest.”



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