Reporters were on Monday barred by men of the Department of State Service (DSS) from gaining access to Conference Centre of the State House where the Acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes (EFCC), Ibrahim Magu, was being grilled.
It was gathered that Magi was allegedly arrested by the DSS. In an attempt to ascertain the arrest of the EFCCC boss, by the State House Correspondents at the Conference Centre, men of the DSS, who were stationed within the premises of the Conference Centre, however, asked the journalists to leave the premises.
“They said you people should excuse the use of this place for today,” a security official detailed to the venue, politely told reporters.
DSS denies arresting Magu
Meanwhile, the DSS has reacted to the purported arrest of Magu, saying the EFCC boss was merely summoned by the presidential panel over alleged corruption cases.
The service in a statement by its Public Relations Officer, Peter Afunanya, said it has since, today, 6th July, 2020, been inundated with inquiries over the alleged arrest.
Magu is currently undergoing questioning at the Presidential Villa by a probe panel over allegation diversion of looted funds and assets.