Mohammed Umar takes over affairs of EFCC as Buhari approves suspension of Ibrahim Magu
President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the suspension of the acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Ibrahim Magu days after he appeared before an investigative panel.
The FG said Magu’s suspension is to “allow for unhindered inquiry” by the panel investigating allegations of corruption against him.
This was contained in a statement pn Friday by Umar Jibrilu Gwandu, Special Assistant on Media and Public Relations in the Office of the Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice.
“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,”
Magu was arrested on Monday by a combined team of Department of State Services (DSS) personnel and policemen at the Wuse II office of the EFCC to face an inter-agency committee investigating corruption allegations against him.
He was detained at the FCID in Area 10, Abuja, on Monday night on the orders of the committee that also questioned him on Tuesday morning.