Acting EFCC Chairman, Ibrahim Magu
Operatives of the Department of State Security (DSS) today reportedly arrested Ibrahim Magu, the acting chairman of the anti-graft agency, the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC
Mr Magu was alleged to have been arrested at the Wuse II office of the EFCC in Abuja Monday afternoon.
His convoy was said to have been stopped by armed security agents, and he was taken away after about 30 minutes of arguments between the various security officials present including those of Mr. Magu.
He was promptly driven to the Aso Villa where it is suspected he would appear before a panel set up by President Muhammadu Buhari, to review allegations against him by the Attorney-General of the Federation, Abubakar Malami.
Malami reportedly accused Magu of insubordination and re-looting of recovered funds.
Sources at the EFCC told SummitNews that Magu has since been joined at the presidential villa by Rotimi Jacobs, a counsel to the EFCC.
However, EFCC Spokesman, Tony Amokeodo, denied that the EFCC boss was arrested by security agents. Rather, he said Magu was invited by the DSS for discussion, and was later released.