- Ibrahim Magu is presently facing an integrity test in Abuja
- The EFCC boss was gripped by operatives of DSS on Monday
- The presidential panel probing him led by Justice Ayo Salami has resumed sitting
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The presidential investigative panel led by Justice Ayo Salami which was constituted to probe the chairman of Economic and Financial Crime Commission (EFCC) Ibrahim Magu has resumed hearing.
Legit.ng recalls that Magu was summoned on Monday, July 6, by the operatives of the state security services, though DSS said he was not arrested but only invited for interrogation.
Peter Afunanya, the spokesperson for the DSS said that the EFCC boss was invited to Aso Rock in what clarified growing media reports that Magu was apprehended over alleged illegal ownership of properties.
The EFCC boss has been earlier indicted by the attorney-general of the federation, Abubakar Malami, who also recommended his sack in a recent memo.
According to the emerging media reports, the Justice Salami-led panel, which has been sitting over Magu case for over three weeks, arrived at the venue of the interrogation on Tuesday, July 7.
Journalists were, however, denied access into the venue by security personnel at the State House Conference Centre, where the panel has been sitting.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng reported that the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has asked Magu to step aside as the sheriff of EFCC after his Department of State Services invitation.
Speaking on the development, PDP said Magu must be ready to play the integrity card by submitting himself for investigation.
The main opposition party also called on President Muhammadu Buhari to demonstrate acute genuineness in the fight against corruption and various forms of corrupt practices in government.
PDP further noted that Magu's purported arrest was beyond a mere invitation since he has been earlier indicted by the attorney-general of the federation.
The party said it is keenly monitoring the Magu case, adding that President Buhari should preserve the sanctity of the EFCC boss' office by mandating him to step aside.
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