The Department of State Services (DSS) says it did not arrest Ibrahim Magu, Acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) as had been reported by sections of the media.
The Public Relations Officer of the Service, Peter Afunanya, made the clarification in a statement on Monday.
He said that the DSS had been inundated with enquiries over the alleged arrest following the reports.
The EFCC, in a series of tweets, reacted to the allegations of the arrest.
“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,” the statement read.
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.
Head, Media & Publicity
— EFCC Nigeria (@officialEFCC) July 6, 2020