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After being interrogated by an interagency panel inside Aso Rock Villa, Acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, Ibrahim Magu, was thrown into a cell at the Force Criminal Investigation Department Headquarters in Area 10, Federal Capital Territory,

Magu’s arrest earlier on Monday afternoon had sent a frenzy across the landscape especially with a large number of policemen and Department of State personnel deployed to the EFCC office to seize him.

The combined security team stormed the EFCC office at Wuse II in three trucks to arrest and move Magu to the Presidential Villa in the Asokoro area of the Federal Capital Territory to face the panel.

Reporters gathered that the inter-agency committee led by a former Court of Appeal judge, Ayo Salami, did not show Magu a copy of the allegations against him even though he requested to see a one.

After completion of interrogation by the Presidential inter-agency committee over corruption allegations against him, Salami, who was said not to be satisfied at Magu’s defence, ordered that the Acting EFCC boss be kept in detention until Tuesday morning when he’ll be returned to Aso Rock Villa for the continuation of the grilling by the committee.

These developments squash claims by the EFCC spokesperson, Dele Oyewale, that Magu was not arrested but voluntarily submitted himself to the panel.

It also punctures the lie by DSS spokesperson, Peter Afunanya, that the secret police were not involved in the arrest of Magu.


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