…Buhari also appoints Mohammed Umar as new acting chairman EFCC
Attorney-General of the Federation and Justice Minister, Abubakar Malami says President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the suspension of the embattled Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) boss, Ibrahim Magu.
Malami disclosed this in a statement on Friday through his media assistant, Umar Gwandu.
He then appointed the Director of Operations, EFCC, Mohammed Umar as the chairman in acting capacity.
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The statement affirms that, “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.”