EFCC Boss, Mohammed Umar
EFCC Boss, Mohammed Umar

OFFICIAL: Mohammed Umar takes over as EFCC boss

NEWS DIGEST – The Attorney-General of the Federation, Abubakar Malami (SAN), says the President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the suspension of the acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, Ibrahim Magu.

Mr Malami, who made the disclosure in a statement by his spokesperson,  Umar Gwandu, on Friday, said the President had also appointed the EFCC Head of Operations, Mohammed Umar, as the acting chairman.

“President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the immediate suspension of Ibrahim Magu as Ag. Chairman 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,” the statement read in part.