Following the suspension of Ibrahim Magu as acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the appointment of Mohammed Umar to oversee the affairs of the Commission in the interim.

Magu is currently facing probe on various allegations of financial misconduct and other infractions.

The office of the Attorney-General of the Federation, Abubakar Malami, announced in a statement on Friday, July 10 that President Buhari has approved Magu’s immediate suspension.

“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 regard,” the statement read.


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