The Department of State Services (DSS) has arrested Ibrahim Magu, acting chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).
Mr. Magu was arrested on Monday afternoon at the Wuse II, Abuja office of the EFCC on Monday over allegations that he was siphoning part of money recovered by the commission from suspected looters.
Despite a stiff resistance by Magu’s security details to prevent the arrest of their principal, DSS operatives succeeded in arresting him.
The EFFC chair was taken directly to the Presidential Villa, Abuja, where he is to appear before a presidential panel sitting at the Banquet Hall of the villa.
The panel is investigating allegations of corruption and insubordination levelled against him by the Attorney-General of the Federation. Abubakar Malami.
Recall that Malami had recently asked President Muhammadu Buhari to sack Magu based on bad conduct.
Mr. Magu was said to have accused Magu of insubordination and discrepancies in the figures of funds recovered by the EFCC.
He claimed he went for an investigation when he was questioned.
The DSS spokesman, Peter Afunanya, is yet to give an update on Magu’s arrest.