Acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crime Commission, Ibrahim Magu, has been arrested by the Department of State Security Services (DSS).
Reports said he was arrested over allegations that he owns four and that he was allegedly transferring funds abroad through a third party.
Magu’s arrest comes a few days after the Attorney-Deneral of the federation (AGF) Abubakar Malami accused him of gross infractions.
The AGF accused Magu of insubordination and discrepancies in the figures of funds recovered by the EFCC.
He was also accused of disposing of assets, especially buildings seized from corrupt politicians and others, without approval, or knowledge of the AGF’s office, which is the supervisory ministry of the EFCC.
The AGF allegedly listed 22 offences allegedly committed by Magu, for which he should be sacked.
However, Tony Amokeodo, spokesperson to the EFCC Chairman told Channels Television that Magu was invited and not arrested by the security agency.
Magu is yet to be confirmed as the substantive chairman of the EFCC despite occupying the position in acting capacity for many years.