Reports from Abuja indicates that the acting Chairman of Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Ibrahim Magu, had spent last night in police custody after he was grilled for about six hours by a Special Presidential panel headed by a former President of the Court of Appeal, Justice Ayo Salami.
The report says Magu was detained at the Force Criminal Investigation Department Headquarters in Area 10, Garki, Abuja, from where he will return to Aso Rock on Tuesday to face further interrogation.
According to Premium Times, security and family sources said, “Magu was not allowed to go back home because the panel ordered his detention.”
On Monday, Nigerian newspapers reported that the EFCC Chairman was arrested in Abuja by State Security Service Officers and taken to Aso Rock, where he faced a presidential panel investigating alleged corruption and insubordination against him by Nigeria’s Attorney-General, Mr. Abubakar Malami.
But statements by the SSS and EFCC debunked that he was arrested, emphasising that Magu was only invited for interrogation.