Details of how Magu was forcefully arrested on the street




Magu was arrested by officers of the CID on the streets before he was driven to the villa for interrogations.

EM has gathered full details of how Magu was intercepted on his way to office on Monday morning.

It was reported that tempers flared as Magu's security personnels squared up to the CID operatives.

Recall that Acting Chairman of the EFCC, Ibrahim Magu, has been hit with scandals since 2015.

An eye witness in his narration said there was a shouting match between operatives of CID who came to arrest Magu and the orderlies attached to Magu in Wuse, Abuja.

Thereafter, the anti-graft boss was driven to the nation’s presidential villa.

However, the EFCC has refuted reports that Magu was arrested on Monday, July 6, 2020.

The Department of State Services (DSS) has also denied arresting Magu.

The EFCC also clarified that the embattled Magu “honoured an invitation by a presidential panel reviewing the activities of the EFCC, at the Banquet Hall wing of the presidential villa, Abuja.

The eye witness stated clearly that Magu was indeed arrested at the entrance of the Wuse II EFCC office by security agents believed to be operatives of the Police Force Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department (CID).

According to him, Magu was arrested by officers of the police force.

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The eye witness narrated how the EFCC boss’ convoy was stopped by armed security agents “but Magu’s security details challenged them.”

The incident led to a shouting match between armed operatives from both groups for several minutes.

Afterwards, Magu and his convoy were driving to the EFCC’s office in Wuse II.

But unknown to Magu, the security agents had laid siege around the entrance of the commission office.

As soon as his convoy tried to gain entrance to the EFCC’s building, the security agents blocked him with one of their vehicles.

“With the type of vehicle that was used, it was clear that they were not criminals but security agents.

Magu’s escorts then came out to challenge the security agents, and it led to some shouting match for several minutes.

Later on, Magu then agreed that he would go with CID.”

Although “the security agencies came with two official vehicles, they allowed Magu to stay in his own car on conditions that one of the security agents sits with him.

“Afterwards, Magu was then escoeted away to the presidential panel.

“The visiting CID still allowed Magu’s driver to drive the car, Magu was inside with one officer, and one of the security agents that came to arrest him.

The first security car that came to arrest him was in front, the second was at the back of Magu’s car and his own convoy joined up at the far rear as they move to the presidential villa.”

Recall that Magu have been facing unending troubles since his appointed as acting EFCC Chairman by President Muhammadu Buhari in 2015.

Magu has had a running battle with the DSS and Attorney General of the Federation Abubakar Malami for quite some time.

In 2016, the DSS wrote a stinging report accusing Magu of living large in a N40 million mansion, flying in private jets and receiving kickbacks from persons he should be investigating for corruption.

Attorney General Abubakar Malami has often accuses Magu of insubordination among others.

Just recently, Malami sent a petition to President Buhari accusing Magu of corruption, recommending that he be removed.

Malami in his petition urged the president to sack Magu whom he accused of insubordination and diversion of some assets recovered by the EFCC.

Malami's letter reportedly contained 22 weighty allegations that also included accounting gaps or discrepancies of figures concerning the recovered funds and items.

Recall that the Bukola Saraki-led 8th Nigerian senate on two different occasions refused to confirm Magu as chairman of EFCC following allegations of corruption, submitting that he lacks the integrity to lead the anti-corruption agency.

But president Buhari instead retain him as acting chairman till date

The presidency is yet to send Magu to the Ahmad Lawan-led 9th senate for confirmation.

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