The Acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, Ibrahim Magu, on Monday evening was thrown into a cell at the Force Criminal Investigation Department Headquarters in Area 10, Federal Capital Territory, shortly after being interrogated by an interagency panel inside Aso Rock Villa.
The EFCC’s boss arrest on Monday afternoon had caused agitation especially with the large number of policemen and Department of State personnel deployed to the EFCC office to arrest 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.
Our correspondent S’Teller gathered that the interagency committee led by a former Court of Appeal judge, Ayo Salami, thrashed fair hearing as they did not show Magu a copy of the allegations against him despite his request for it.
Our source revealed that, the Panel members only read from a dossier in front of them during the session.
After completion of interrogation by the Presidential interagency 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 10:00am this (Tuesday) morning when he’ll be returned to Aso Rock Villa for continuation of session by the committee.
These developments contradicts claims by the EFCC spokesperson, Dele Oyewale, that Magu was not arrested but voluntarily submitted himself to the panel.
It also punctures the make believe by DSS spokesperson, Peter Afunanya, that the secret police was not involved in the arrest of Magu