The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC spokesman, Dele Oyewale, said the Acting Chairman, Ibrahim Magu was only invited for questioning by the Presidential Panel and not arrested as earlier reported.
Oyewale, in a statement said, “Magu 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 at the panel.”
Security operatives however stopped State House correspondents from gaining access into the old Banquet Hall of the Presidential Villa, Abuja where Magu was questioned.
Reporters who made attempts to gain entrance into the facility inside the Presidential Villa at about 3.20pm were turned back.
One of the security operatives told the reporters “They said you people should excuse the use of this place today.”
State House correspondents have a media gallery located inside the facility but were not allowed to access it.