In News by Oluwaseun Samuel on the 06th, July, 2020

DSS Reacts To Reviews Of Ibrahim Magu’s Arrest

DSS Reacts To Reports Of Ibrahim Magu's Arrest

Ibrahim Magu

Ibrahim Magu


The Division for State Safety (DSS) on Monday has mentioned Magu was merely summoned by the presidential panel over alleged corruption circumstances. He was picked up by an inter-agency panel arrange by President Muhammadu Buhari at a site visitors cease.


The company failed to make use of the phrase ‘arrest’, in accordance with a report by TheNation.


Recall that media stories of the arrest of appearing Financial Monetary and Crimes Fee (EFCC), Ibrahim Magu went viral in the present day.


TheNation additional reported that Magu was stopped in site visitors whereas transferring out of the Wuse II Annex of the EFCC in Abuja and the invitation was prolonged to him.


He was mentioned to be on his solution 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 vital.


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 alleged 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 in opposition to the 22 weighty allegations submitted in a memo by Abubakar Malami, Legal professional Common of the Federation and Minister of Justice to  President Buhari someday in June.

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Nonetheless, Magu is at present being grilled by the panel after a memo by Abubakar Malami, the Legal professional Common of the Federation and Minister of Justice to President Muhammadu Buhari surfaced final month alleging insubordination and corruption in opposition to him.


Considered one of such allegations, in accordance 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 property by the EFCC have been allegedly offered by Magu with out the data of anybody.


Controversy has marked Magu’s  tenure  because the appearing EFCC chairman following the refusal of the Nationwide Meeting  to substantiate his appointment because the substantive chairman of the Fee.


The Nationwide Meeting acted on a report by the DSS  wherein he was discovered responsible of “motion prejudicial to state safety, withholding of EFCC recordsdata, sabotage, unauthorised elimination of EFCC recordsdata and acts unbecoming of a Police officer.”


In the meantime, Kola Ologbondiyan, Nationwide Publicity Secretary of the Individuals Democratic Social gathering (PDP) in a press release mentioned the memo on Magu has uncovered the hypocrisy, abysmal corruption, and deception that exists inside the Buhari’s administration.


PDP known as on the appearing EFCC chairman to right away step apart and submit himself for an impartial investigation to be able to clear his identify.


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