Security operatives on Monday took away Acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, Ibrahim Magu, for questioning.
It was gathered that operatives of the Department of State Services were involved in the operation.
The PUNCH had earlier reported that Magu was arrested but fresh facts show that he was taken away for questioning.
EFCC spokesman, Dele Oyewale, confirmed this in a statement, saying Magu 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,” the statement said.
Also, DSS spokesman, Peter Afunanya said in a statement,” The DSS wishes to inform the public that it did not arrest Ibrahim Magu, Acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission as has been reported by sections of the media.
“The service, has since, today, 6th July, 2020, been inundated with enquiries over the alleged arrest.”
Magu has been in an acting capacity since the National Assembly twice refused to confirm his nomination to head the anti-graft agency after the president sent his name to the federal lawmakers on both occasions.