Buhari Confirms Umar As Acting EFCC Chairman

President Muhammadu Buhari has officially approved the appointment of Mohammed Umar as the acting chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).

This was revealed in a statement on Friday by Umar Jibrilu Gwandu, media aide to Abubakar Malami, the attorney-general of the federation. Umar was formerly the head of operations of the EFCC.

Umar is expected to act as the acting EFCC chairman pending the conclusion of the ongoing investigation of Magu by a presidential panel.

The statement reads in part: “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.”

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