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JUST IN: Magu not arrested but invited by President Buhari to face probe panel – EFCC

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Anti-graft agency, the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), on Monday spoke on the arrest of its acting chairman, Ibrahim Magu, by security agents.

In a statement made available by the EFCC spokesperson, Dele Oyewale, the organisation denied that Magu was arrested – but confirmed that the EFCC boss is at the Presidential Villa to appear before a panel set up by the president to review activities of the EFCC at the villa.

The statement reads: “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.

“He was served the invitation to the Panel, while on his way to the Force Headquarters, Abuja for a meeting.

“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.”

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