Magu not forced to face panel – EFCC

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The acting EFCC chairman Ibrahim Magu has defended EFCC's budget at the National Assembly
The acting EFCC chairman Ibrahim Magu

Nigeria anti-graft agency, Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has dismissed reports that acting chairman, Ibrahim Magu was arrested or forced to honour an invitation.

The head of Media and Publicity at EFCC, Dele Oyewale said he was invited by a Presidential Panel for review of his activities.

“Acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Mr. Ibrahim Magu on Monday, July 6, 2020, honoured an invitation by a Presidential Panel reviewing the activities of the EFCC, at the Banquet Hall wing of the Presidential Villa, Abuja.

“He was served the invitation to the Panel, while on his way to the Force Headquarters, Abuja for a meeting.

“The EFCC’s boss was neither arrested nor forced to honour the invitation. A member of a legal team from the EFCC is also with him on the Panel,” Oyewale said.