JUST IN: President Buhari replaces Magu with Umar as EFCC Acting Chairman

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President Muhammadu Buhari

President Buhari has appointed Mohammed Umar as the new Acting Chairman of Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).

This is coming after the arrest and subsequent suspension of Ibrahim Magu who earlier occupied the position until Monday when DSS operatives took him in for questioning.

Umar’s appointment was announced in a statement by Abubakar Malami, Attorney-General of the Federation (AGF) through his media aide, dr. Umar Jibril Gwandu.

The statement reads:

“President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the immediate suspension of Ibrahim Magu as Ag. Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) in order to allow for unhindered inquiry by the Presidential Investigation Panel under the Tribunals of Inquiry Act and other relevant laws.

“President Muhammadu Buhari has also approved that the EFCC Director of Operations, Mohammed Umar, should take charge and oversee the activities of the Commission pending the conclusion of the ongoing investigation and further directives in that regards

Olusegun Adeniyi, spokesman to late President Umar Musa Yar’adua and Chairman THIS DAY editorial board described the embattled EFCC Boss as a rogue who took decisions without consulting the President.

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