The Division for State Safety (DSS) on Monday stated Magu was not arrested however merely summoned by the presidential panel over alleged corruption circumstances.
In keeping with TheNation, Magu was picked up by an inter-agency panel arrange by President Muhammadu Buhari at a visitors cease.
The company failed to make use of the phrase ‘arrest’.
Recall that media stories of the arrest of performing Financial Monetary and Crimes Fee (EFCC), Ibrahim Magu went viral immediately.
TheNation additional reported that Magu was stopped in visitors whereas transferring out of the Wuse II Annex of the EFCC in Abuja and the invitation was prolonged to him.
He was stated to be on his option to the Power Headquarters on the time and pleaded with an officer from FCID who met with him to honour the scheduled appointment.
However he was advised the invitation by the panel was extra essential.
At about 1.35 pm, Magu arrived on the Villa the place he was ushered into the wing, the newspaper reported.
As at Press time, Magu has been joined on the Villa by his lawyer, Rotimi Oyedepo.
The panel is claimed to be sitting on the Banquet Corridor wing of the Presidential Villa.
It’s believed that he was invited by the panel to defend himself towards the 22 weighty allegations submitted in a memo by Abubakar Malami, Lawyer Common of the Federation and Minister of Justice to President Buhari someday in June.
Nonetheless, Magu is presently being grilled by the panel after a memo by Abubakar Malami, the Lawyer Common of the Federation and Minister of Justice to President Muhammadu Buhari surfaced final month alleging insubordination and corruption towards him.
One among such allegations, in line with the memo was that the EFCC boss disclosed a complete restoration of N504 billion however lodged N543 billion within the Restoration Account with the Central Financial institution of Nigeria (CBN).
The opposite one is that a lot of the recovered belongings by the EFCC have been allegedly offered by Magu with out the data of anybody.
Controversy has marked Magu’s tenure because the performing EFCC chairman following the refusal of the Nationwide Meeting to verify his appointment because the substantive chairman of the Fee.
The Nationwide Meeting acted on a report by the DSS by which he was discovered responsible of “motion prejudicial to state safety, withholding of EFCC recordsdata, sabotage, unauthorised removing of EFCC recordsdata and acts unbecoming of a Police officer.”
In the meantime, Kola Ologbondiyan, Nationwide Publicity Secretary of the Folks Democratic Celebration (PDP) in a press release stated the memo on Magu has uncovered the hypocrisy, abysmal corruption, and deception that exists inside the Buhari’s administration.
PDP known as on the performing EFCC chairman to instantly step apart and submit himself for an unbiased investigation in an effort to clear his identify.