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Just In: Mohammed Umar Named EFCC Acting Chairman

Umar Mohammed has been appointed as the Acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).

Umar’s appointment was revealed by the News Agency of Nigeria who said according to a top official of the agency, Magu has been replaced in Acting capacity by the Director of Operations.

It is common practice to suspend heads of agencies when they are being investigated. This is to avoid interference from them.

Recall that Ibrahim Magu, the suspended Acting Chairman of the anti-graft agency is facing corruption allegations. A presidential panel has been set up to investigate the allegations and it is led by Justice Ayo Salami, a former President of the Court of Appeal.

Magu has been in the custody of the Police since Monday, as he faces the panel at Aso Rock. According to reports, his house has been checked and nothing incriminating was found. However, some documents were seen to be recovered from the apartment, with the panel’s report still being awaited as investigations continue.

 

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